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kurtosis (MathScript RT Module Function)

LabVIEW 2012 MathScript RT Module Help

Edition Date: June 2012

Part Number: 373123C-01

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Owning Class: statistics

Requires: MathScript RT Module


y = kurtosis(x)

y = kurtosis(x, w)

y = kurtosis(x, w, dim)


Computes the kurtosis of the input vector or matrix.



Name Description
x Specifies a real or complex vector or matrix.
w Specifies the calculated kurtosis type. w is a scalar that accepts the following values:

0 Computes the population kurtosis value.
1 (default) Computes the sample kurtosis value.
dim Specifies the dimension of x across which to compute the kurtosis if x is a matrix. dim is a scalar that accepts the following values:

1 (default) Computes the column-wise kurtosis.
2 Computes the row-wise kurtosis.


Name Description
y Returns the kurtosis of x. If x is a vector, y returns the kurtosis value of all elements in x. If x is a matrix, y returns a vector of the kurtosis of each of the rows or columns in x, depending on the value of dim. y is a scalar or vector.


The following table lists the support characteristics of this function.

Supported in the LabVIEW Run-Time Engine Yes
Supported on RT targets Yes
Suitable for bounded execution times on RT Not characterized


X = [1.1 -2 10.5 -4 2.7 3.6];
Y = kurtosis(X);

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