In article <firstname.lastname@example.orgYaTP>, "jacob muller" <email@example.com> wrote:
> hello, > > does anyone have an script to plot the so-called lorenz curve and to > compute the gini coefficient? > > thanks, > > jacob -------------------- Hello Jacob,
I would like to help you, but it is difficult to envision that particular curve without feeling a strong sense of outrage at the social inequities it depicts for so many nations, including our own. At that point my mathematical objectivity breaks down and I cannot see it in the coldly abstract terms of cumulative distributions and integration processes. Instead, haunting visions of the homeless people at the bottom of that curve whom I have seen scrounging through trash cans for their next meal come to mind.
(Remove "xyzzy" and ".invalid" to send me email.) Roger Stafford