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Detecting outliers when fitting data with nonlinear regression – a new method based on robust nonlinear regression and the false discovery rate

Harvey J Motulsky* and Ronald E Brown

BMC Bioinformatics 2006, 7:123  doi:10.1186/1471-2105-7-123

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Details on how to compute the P68 percentile

Harvey Motulsky   (2006-12-05 09:35)  GraphPad Software email

Our method depends on computing the 68.72 percentile of the absolute value of the residuals, which we call P68. We neglected to document how we computed this percentile. Hyndman and Fan (The American Statistician, 50: 361-365, 1996) document nine different methods for computing percentiles. We use the method termed 'P7' in that paper, which is the same method used by Excel 2003.

Competing interests

I am an author of the paper.

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