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MathKurtosis

Calculates the kurtosis (fourth moment) of array elements. Analog of the kurtosis() in R (e1071 library).

double  MathKurtosis(
   const double&  array[],               // array with data
   const int      start=0,               // initial index 
   const int      count=WHOLE_ARRAY      // the number of elements
   );

Parameters

array

[in]  Array with data for calculation.

start=0

[in]  Initial index for calculation.

count=WHOLE_ARRAY

[in]  The number of elements for calculation.

Return Value

Kurtosis of array elements. In case of error it returns NaN (not a number).

Disclaimer

Calculation of the kurtosis is performed using the excess kurtosis around the normal distribution (excess kurtosis=kurtosis-3), i.e. the excess kurtosis of a normal distribution is zero.

It is positive if the peak of the distribution around the expected value is sharp, and negative if the peak is flat.