Skew or Skewness

In probability theory and statistics, skewness is a measure of the asymmetry of the probability distribution.

Skewness is a measure of the degree of asymmetry of a distribution. If the left tail is larger than the right tail, the function is said to have negative skewness. If the right tail is larger, it has positive skew. If the two are equal, it has zero skewness.

 

 

 

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