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Re: wip: functions median and percentile

From: "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
To: "David Fetter" <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, "Pavel Stehule" <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: "Robert Haas" <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, "Greg Stark" <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>, "PostgreSQL Hackers" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "Tom Lane" <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: wip: functions median and percentile
Date: 2010-08-19 18:17:28
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Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
 
> I looked there and Oracle11g use "median" in common sense.
 
As does Sybase IQ.  FWIW, Excel spreadsheets do, too.
 
The chance of the SQL committee picking some other meaning for bare
MEDIAN seems vanishingly small; although I have to grant that with
only Oracle and Sybase as a precedent in the SQL world, it's not
zero.
 
-Kevin

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