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Density-Based Skewness and Kurtosis Functions

  title={Density-Based Skewness and Kurtosis Functions},
  author={Critchley and M. Chris Jones},
New, functional, concepts of skewness and kurtosis are introduced for large classes of continuous univariate distributions. They are the first skewness and kurtosis measures to be defined directly in terms of the probability density function and its derivative, and are directly interpretable in terms of them. Unimodality of the density is a basic prerequisite. The mode defines the centre of such densities, separating their left and right parts. Skewness is then simply defined by suitably… 
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