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Topic: lorenz curve
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Roger Stafford

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Re: lorenz curve
Posted: Nov 24, 2005 5:17 PM
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In article <ef1c97f.-1@webx.raydaftYaTP>, "jacob muller"
<> 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.

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Roger Stafford

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