# Christian Robert Shows that the Sample Median Cannot Be a Sufficient Statistic

November 19, 2014 Leave a comment

I am grateful to Christian Robert (Xi’an) for commenting on my recent Mathematical Statistics Lessons of the Day on sufficient statistics and minimally sufficient statistics.

In one of my earlier posts, he wisely commented that the sample median cannot be a sufficient statistic. He has supplemented this by writing on his own blog to show **that the median cannot be a sufficient statistic**.

Thank you, Christian, for your continuing readership and contribution. It’s a pleasure to learn from you!

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