statsmodels.stats.stattools.robust_skewness

statsmodels.stats.stattools.robust_skewness(y, axis=0)[source]

Calculates the four skewness measures in Kim & White

Parameters
  • y (array-like) –

  • axis (int or None, optional) – Axis along which the skewness measures are computed. If None, the entire array is used.

Returns

  • sk1 (ndarray) – The standard skewness estimator.

  • sk2 (ndarray) – Skewness estimator based on quartiles.

  • sk3 (ndarray) – Skewness estimator based on mean-median difference, standardized by absolute deviation.

  • sk4 (ndarray) – Skewness estimator based on mean-median difference, standardized by standard deviation.

Notes

The robust skewness measures are defined

\[SK_{2}=\frac{\left(q_{.75}-q_{.5}\right) -\left(q_{.5}-q_{.25}\right)}{q_{.75}-q_{.25}}\]
\[SK_{3}=\frac{\mu-\hat{q}_{0.5}} {\hat{E}\left[\left|y-\hat{\mu}\right|\right]}\]
\[SK_{4}=\frac{\mu-\hat{q}_{0.5}}{\hat{\sigma}}\]
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Tae-Hwan Kim and Halbert White, “On more robust estimation of skewness and kurtosis,” Finance Research Letters, vol. 1, pp. 56-73, March 2004.