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    Re: Rejecting outliers: was: Kurtosis.
    From: Marcel Tschudin
    Date: 2011 Jan 1, 21:58 +0200
    I followed only some of this ongoing discussion. When reading the various arguments I was wondering why in this case of only several data points the median has not been mentioned. It's Gary LaPook who now finally indicates its use in "averagers":

    On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 9:15 PM, Gary LaPook wrote:
    Another way to improve the accuracy an an LOP derived from a series of sights on one body is to take the mid point of the times and the median of the altitudes.

    The median is a more "robust" estimate when only a few data are available. In order that the median does not coincide with one of the values within the dataset I take even numbers of observations whenever possible.

    To all of you: Happy New Year!

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