### Abstract

Generally, we get probability distribution quantile by looking through numerical tables, however, it is not only easy to make mistake, but also limited in precision, no more than 0.0001. And programming techniques up to now are either too restrictive to be applied to general cases, or too complicated to be implemented for practical use. Therefore, there is a need for robust procedures to estimate quantiles, which can be applied to relatively generic processes and easy to implement. The paper briefly discusses the algorithm and the implement of some familiar probability distribution quantiles, such as, standardized normal distribution, β distribution, X^{2} distribution, t distribution and F distribution. Especially, we use Newton dichotomy here to improve the precision, in the case of t and F distributions which is insufficient by approximate formulae only, because of the accumulated error. An experimental performance evaluation demonstrates the validity of these procedures to calculate probability distribution quantiles.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | 2005 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, ICMLC 2005 |

Pages | 2783-2788 |

Number of pages | 6 |

State | Published - Dec 12 2005 |

Event | International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, ICMLC 2005 - Guangzhou, China Duration: Aug 18 2005 → Aug 21 2005 |

### Publication series

Name | 2005 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, ICMLC 2005 |
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### Other

Other | International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, ICMLC 2005 |
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Country | China |

City | Guangzhou |

Period | 8/18/05 → 8/21/05 |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Engineering(all)

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*2005 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, ICMLC 2005*(pp. 2783-2788). (2005 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, ICMLC 2005).