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  • adjective statistics said of a distribution if it has negative kurtosis

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Possibly a compound of platy- + kurtosis + -ic

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  • also platykurtotic

    August 26, 2008

  • Distributions with long tails are called leptokurtic; distributions with short tails are called platykurtic. Normal distributions have zero kurtosis.

    David M. Lane et al., Introduction to Statistics (I don't see the date), p. 669

    April 7, 2018