# MEDIAN

## Purpose:

Finds the median value of a series.

## Syntax:

MEDIAN(series)

series |
- |
Optional. A series, defaults to the current
Window. |

## Returns:

A scalar.

## Example:

median({2,8,4,32,16})

returns 4, because there are two observations
greater than four and two lower.

## Example:

median({2,8,4,32})

returns 6.0, the average of the two middle
values.

## Remarks:

MEDIAN must SORT
the input series, which can be time consuming for large data.

See COLMEDIAN
to find the median of each column of a table.

See MOVMEDIAN
to compute the moving median of a series.

See BLOCKMEDIAN
to compute the non-overlapping block median of a series.

## See Also:

BLOCKMEDIAN

COLMEDIAN

MOVMEDIAN

MEAN

MEDFILT1

PERCENTILE

SORT

STDEV