@stdlib/stats-base-dists-normal-skewness
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Skewness

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Normal distribution skewness.

The skewness for a normal random variable with mean μ and standard deviation σ > 0 is

Skewness for a normal distribution.

Installation

npm install @stdlib/stats-base-dists-normal-skewness

Usage

var skewness = require( '@stdlib/stats-base-dists-normal-skewness' );

skewness( mu, sigma )

Returns the skewness for a normal distribution with parameters mu (mean) and sigma (standard deviation).

var y = skewness( 2.0, 1.0 );
// returns 0.0

y = skewness( -1.0, 4.0 );
// returns 0.0

If provided NaN as any argument, the function returns NaN.

var y = skewness( NaN, 1.0 );
// returns NaN

y = skewness( 0.0, NaN );
// returns NaN

If provided sigma <= 0, the function returns NaN.

var y = skewness( 0.0, 0.0 );
// returns NaN

y = skewness( 0.0, -1.0 );
// returns NaN

Examples

var randu = require( '@stdlib/random-base-randu' );
var skewness = require( '@stdlib/stats-base-dists-normal-skewness' );

var sigma;
var mu;
var y;
var i;

for ( i = 0; i < 10; i++ ) {
    mu = ( randu()*10.0 ) - 5.0;
    sigma = randu() * 20.0;
    y = skewness( mu, sigma );
    console.log( 'µ: %d, σ: %d, skew(X;µ,σ): %d', mu.toFixed( 4 ), sigma.toFixed( 4 ), y.toFixed( 4 ) );
}

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