How do you calculate an outlier?

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Karen Stehlik

An outlier in a distribution is a number that is more than 1.5 times the length of the box away from either the lower or upper quartiles. Speci?cally, if a number is less than Q1 - 1.5×IQR or greater than Q3 + 1.5×IQR, then it is an outlier.

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