kurtosis {e1071} | R Documentation |

## Kurtosis

### Description

Computes the kurtosis.

### Usage

kurtosis(x, na.rm=FALSE)

### Arguments

`x` |
a numeric vector containing the values whose kurtosis is to
be computed. |

`na.rm` |
a logical value indicating whether `NA` values
should be stripped before the computation proceeds. |

### Details

If *N = length(x)*, then the kurtosis of
*x* is defined as

*N^(-1) sd(x)^(-4) sum_i (x_i - mean(x))^4 - 3.*

### Value

The kurtosis of `x`

.

### Examples

x <- rnorm(100)
kurtosis(x)

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*e1071* version 1.5-2

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