[R] detection of outliers

Cliff Lunneborg cliff at ms.washington.edu
Sat Sep 25 17:52:35 CEST 2004

Dimitris Rizopoulos writes, in part:

> Hi Philippe,
> you could consider using the Windsorized mean,
> winds.mean <-  function(x, k=2){

FYI, the shrinking of tails process of Winsorization was brought to the
attention of the statistical community by John Tukey. It is named after
its originator, Charley Winsor, and not after the House of Windsor.

Cliff Lunneborg, Professor Emeritus, Statistics &
Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle
cliff at ms.washington.edu

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