# Nonparametric tests

## Anderson-Darling test

Available are both one-sample and $k$-sample tests.

`HypothesisTests.OneSampleADTest`

— Type`OneSampleADTest(x::AbstractVector{<:Real}, d::UnivariateDistribution)`

Perform a one-sample Anderson–Darling test of the null hypothesis that the data in vector `x`

come from the distribution `d`

against the alternative hypothesis that the sample is not drawn from `d`

.

Implements: `pvalue`

`HypothesisTests.KSampleADTest`

— Type`KSampleADTest(xs::AbstractVector{<:Real}...; modified = true, nsim = 0)`

Perform a $k$-sample Anderson–Darling test of the null hypothesis that the data in the $k$ vectors `xs`

come from the same distribution against the alternative hypothesis that the samples come from different distributions.

`modified`

parameter enables a modified test calculation for samples whose observations do not all coincide.

If `nsim`

is equal to 0 (the default) the asymptotic calculation of p-value is used. If it is greater than 0, an estimation of p-values is used by generating `nsim`

random splits of the pooled data on $k$ samples, evaluating the AD statistics for each split, and computing the proportion of simulated values which are greater or equal to observed. This proportion is reported as p-value estimate.

Implements: `pvalue`

**References**

- F. W. Scholz and M. A. Stephens, K-Sample Anderson-Darling Tests, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 82, No. 399. (Sep., 1987), pp. 918-924.

## Binomial test

`HypothesisTests.BinomialTest`

— Type```
BinomialTest(x::Integer, n::Integer, p::Real = 0.5)
BinomialTest(x::AbstractVector{Bool}, p::Real = 0.5)
```

Perform a binomial test of the null hypothesis that the distribution from which `x`

successes were encountered in `n`

draws (or alternatively from which the vector `x`

was drawn) has success probability `p`

against the alternative hypothesis that the success probability is not equal to `p`

.

Computed confidence intervals by default are Clopper-Pearson intervals. See the `confint(::BinomialTest)`

documentation for a list of supported methods to compute confidence intervals.

Implements: `pvalue`

, `confint(::BinomialTest)`

`StatsAPI.confint`

— Method`confint(test::BinomialTest; level = 0.95, tail = :both, method = :clopper_pearson)`

Compute a confidence interval with coverage `level`

for a binomial proportion using one of the following methods. Possible values for `method`

are:

`:clopper_pearson`

(default): Clopper-Pearson interval is based on the binomial distribution. The empirical coverage is never less than the nominal coverage of`level`

; it is usually too conservative.`:wald`

: Wald (or normal approximation) interval relies on the standard approximation of the actual binomial distribution by a normal distribution. Coverage can be erratically poor for success probabilities close to zero or one.`:waldcc`

: Wald interval with a continuity correction that extends the interval by`1/2n`

on both ends.`:wilson`

: Wilson score interval relies on a normal approximation. In contrast to`:wald`

, the standard deviation is not approximated by an empirical estimate, resulting in good empirical coverages even for small numbers of draws and extreme success probabilities.`:jeffrey`

: Jeffreys interval is a Bayesian credible interval obtained by using a non-informative Jeffreys prior. The interval is very similar to the Wilson interval.`:agresti_coull`

: Agresti-Coull interval is a simplified version of the Wilson interval; both are centered around the same value. The Agresti Coull interval has higher or equal coverage.`:arcsine`

: Confidence interval computed using the arcsine transformation to make $var(p)$ independent of the probability $p$.

**References**

- Brown, L.D., Cai, T.T., and DasGupta, A. Interval estimation for a binomial proportion. Statistical Science, 16(2):101–117, 2001.
- Pires, Ana & Amado, Conceição. (2008). Interval Estimators for a Binomial Proportion: Comparison of Twenty Methods. REVSTAT. 6. 10.57805/revstat.v6i2.63.

**External links**

## Fisher exact test

`HypothesisTests.FisherExactTest`

— Type`FisherExactTest(a::Integer, b::Integer, c::Integer, d::Integer)`

Perform Fisher's exact test of the null hypothesis that the success probabilities $a/c$ and $b/d$ are equal, that is the odds ratio $(a/c) / (b/d)$ is one, against the alternative hypothesis that they are not equal.

See `pvalue(::FisherExactTest)`

and `confint(::FisherExactTest)`

for details about the computation of the default p-value and confidence interval, respectively.

The contingency table is structured as:

- | X1 | X2 |
---|---|---|

Y1 | a | b |

Y2 | c | d |

The `show`

function output contains the conditional maximum likelihood estimate of the odds ratio rather than the sample odds ratio; it maximizes the likelihood given by Fisher's non-central hypergeometric distribution.

Implements: `pvalue(::FisherExactTest)`

, `confint(::FisherExactTest)`

**References**

- Fay, M.P., Supplementary material to "Confidence intervals that match Fisher’s exact or Blaker’s exact tests". Biostatistics, Volume 11, Issue 2, 1 April 2010, Pages 373–374, link

`StatsAPI.confint`

— Method`confint(x::FisherExactTest; level::Float64=0.95, tail=:both, method=:central)`

Compute a confidence interval with coverage `level`

. One-sided intervals are based on Fisher's non-central hypergeometric distribution. For `tail = :both`

, the only `method`

implemented yet is the central interval (`:central`

).

Since the p-value is not necessarily unimodal, the corresponding confidence region might not be an interval.

**References**

- Gibbons, J.D, Pratt, J.W. P-values: Interpretation and Methodology, American Statistican, 29(1):20-25, 1975.
- Fay, M.P., Supplementary material to "Confidence intervals that match Fisher’s exact or Blaker’s exact tests". Biostatistics, Volume 11, Issue 2, 1 April 2010, Pages 373–374, link

`StatsAPI.pvalue`

— Method`pvalue(x::FisherExactTest; tail = :both, method = :central)`

Compute the p-value for a given Fisher exact test.

The one-sided p-values are based on Fisher's non-central hypergeometric distribution $f_ω(i)$ with odds ratio $ω$:

\[ \begin{align*} p_ω^{(\text{left})} &=\sum_{i ≤ a} f_ω(i)\\ p_ω^{(\text{right})} &=\sum_{i ≥ a} f_ω(i) \end{align*}\]

For `tail = :both`

, possible values for `method`

are:

`:central`

(default): Central interval, i.e. the p-value is two times the minimum of the one-sided p-values.`:minlike`

: Minimum likelihood interval, i.e. the p-value is computed by summing all tables with the same marginals that are equally or less probable:\[ p_ω = \sum_{f_ω(i)≤ f_ω(a)} f_ω(i)\]

**References**

- Gibbons, J.D., Pratt, J.W., P-values: Interpretation and Methodology, American Statistican, 29(1):20-25, 1975.
- Fay, M.P., Supplementary material to "Confidence intervals that match Fisher’s exact or Blaker’s exact tests". Biostatistics, Volume 11, Issue 2, 1 April 2010, Pages 373–374, link

## Kolmogorov-Smirnov test

Available are an exact one-sample test and approximate (i.e. asymptotic) one- and two-sample tests.

`HypothesisTests.ExactOneSampleKSTest`

— Type`ExactOneSampleKSTest(x::AbstractVector{<:Real}, d::UnivariateDistribution)`

Perform a one-sample exact Kolmogorov–Smirnov test of the null hypothesis that the data in vector `x`

comes from the distribution `d`

against the alternative hypothesis that the sample is not drawn from `d`

.

Implements: `pvalue`

`HypothesisTests.ApproximateOneSampleKSTest`

— Type`ApproximateOneSampleKSTest(x::AbstractVector{<:Real}, d::UnivariateDistribution)`

Perform an asymptotic one-sample Kolmogorov–Smirnov test of the null hypothesis that the data in vector `x`

comes from the distribution `d`

against the alternative hypothesis that the sample is not drawn from `d`

.

Implements: `pvalue`

`HypothesisTests.ApproximateTwoSampleKSTest`

— Type`ApproximateTwoSampleKSTest(x::AbstractVector{<:Real}, y::AbstractVector{<:Real})`

Perform an asymptotic two-sample Kolmogorov–Smirnov-test of the null hypothesis that `x`

and `y`

are drawn from the same distribution against the alternative hypothesis that they come from different distributions.

Implements: `pvalue`

**External links**

## Kruskal-Wallis rank sum test

`HypothesisTests.KruskalWallisTest`

— Type`KruskalWallisTest(groups::AbstractVector{<:Real}...)`

Perform Kruskal-Wallis rank sum test of the null hypothesis that the `groups`

$\mathcal{G}$ come from the same distribution against the alternative hypothesis that that at least one group stochastically dominates one other group.

The Kruskal-Wallis test is an extension of the Mann-Whitney U test to more than two groups.

The p-value is computed using a $χ^2$ approximation to the distribution of the test statistic $H_c=\frac{H}{C}$:

\[ \begin{align*} H & = \frac{12}{n(n+1)} \sum_{g ∈ \mathcal{G}} \frac{R_g^2}{n_g} - 3(n+1)\\ C & = 1-\frac{1}{n^3-n}\sum_{t ∈ \mathcal{T}} (t^3-t), \end{align*}\]

where $\mathcal{T}$ is the set of the counts of tied values at each tied position, $n$ is the total number of observations across all groups, and $n_g$ and $R_g$ are the number of observations and the rank sum in group $g$, respectively. See references for further details.

Implements: `pvalue`

**References**

- Meyer, J.P, Seaman, M.A., Expanded tables of critical values for the Kruskal-Wallis H statistic. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 2006.

**External links**

## Mann-Whitney U test

`HypothesisTests.MannWhitneyUTest`

— Function`MannWhitneyUTest(x::AbstractVector{<:Real}, y::AbstractVector{<:Real})`

Perform a Mann-Whitney U test of the null hypothesis that the probability that an observation drawn from the same population as `x`

is greater than an observation drawn from the same population as `y`

is equal to the probability that an observation drawn from the same population as `y`

is greater than an observation drawn from the same population as `x`

against the alternative hypothesis that these probabilities are not equal.

The Mann-Whitney U test is sometimes known as the Wilcoxon rank-sum test.

When there are no tied ranks and ≤50 samples, or tied ranks and ≤10 samples, `MannWhitneyUTest`

performs an exact Mann-Whitney U test. In all other cases, `MannWhitneyUTest`

performs an approximate Mann-Whitney U test. Behavior may be further controlled by using `ExactMannWhitneyUTest`

or `ApproximateMannWhitneyUTest`

directly.

Implements: `pvalue`

`HypothesisTests.ExactMannWhitneyUTest`

— Type`ExactMannWhitneyUTest(x::AbstractVector{<:Real}, y::AbstractVector{<:Real})`

Perform an exact Mann-Whitney U test of the null hypothesis that the probability that an observation drawn from the same population as `x`

is greater than an observation drawn from the same population as `y`

is equal to the probability that an observation drawn from the same population as `y`

is greater than an observation drawn from the same population as `x`

against the alternative hypothesis that these probabilities are not equal.

When there are no tied ranks, the exact p-value is computed using the `pwilcox`

function from the `Rmath`

package. In the presence of tied ranks, a p-value is computed by exhaustive enumeration of permutations, which can be very slow for even moderately sized data sets.

Implements: `pvalue`

`HypothesisTests.ApproximateMannWhitneyUTest`

— Type`ApproximateMannWhitneyUTest(x::AbstractVector{<:Real}, y::AbstractVector{<:Real})`

Perform an approximate Mann-Whitney U test of the null hypothesis that the probability that an observation drawn from the same population as `x`

is greater than an observation drawn from the same population as `y`

is equal to the probability that an observation drawn from the same population as `y`

is greater than an observation drawn from the same population as `x`

against the alternative hypothesis that these probabilities are not equal.

The p-value is computed using a normal approximation to the distribution of the Mann-Whitney U statistic:

\[ \begin{align*} μ & = \frac{n_x n_y}{2}\\ σ & = \frac{n_x n_y}{12}\left(n_x + n_y + 1 - \frac{a}{(n_x + n_y)(n_x + n_y - 1)}\right)\\ a & = \sum_{t \in \mathcal{T}} t^3 - t \end{align*}\]

where $\mathcal{T}$ is the set of the counts of tied values at each tied position.

Implements: `pvalue`

## Sign test

`HypothesisTests.SignTest`

— Type```
SignTest(x::AbstractVector{T<:Real}, median::Real = 0)
SignTest(x::AbstractVector{T<:Real}, y::AbstractVector{T<:Real}, median::Real = 0)
```

Perform a sign test of the null hypothesis that the distribution from which `x`

(or `x - y`

if `y`

is provided) was drawn has median `median`

against the alternative hypothesis that the median is not equal to `median`

.

## Wald-Wolfowitz independence test

`HypothesisTests.WaldWolfowitzTest`

— Type```
WaldWolfowitzTest(x::AbstractVector{Bool})
WaldWolfowitzTest(x::AbstractVector{<:Real})
```

Perform the Wald-Wolfowitz (or Runs) test of the null hypothesis that the given data is random, or independently sampled. The data can come as many-valued or two-valued (Boolean). If many-valued, the sample is transformed by labelling each element as above or below the median.

Implements: `pvalue`

## Wilcoxon signed rank test

`HypothesisTests.SignedRankTest`

— Function```
SignedRankTest(x::AbstractVector{<:Real})
SignedRankTest(x::AbstractVector{<:Real}, y::AbstractVector{<:Real})
```

Perform a Wilcoxon signed rank test of the null hypothesis that the distribution of `x`

(or the difference `x - y`

if `y`

is provided) has zero median against the alternative hypothesis that the median is non-zero.

When there are no tied ranks and ≤50 samples, or tied ranks and ≤15 samples, `SignedRankTest`

performs an exact signed rank test. In all other cases, `SignedRankTest`

performs an approximate signed rank test. Behavior may be further controlled by using `ExactSignedRankTest`

or `ApproximateSignedRankTest`

directly.

`HypothesisTests.ExactSignedRankTest`

— Type`ExactSignedRankTest(x::AbstractVector{<:Real}[, y::AbstractVector{<:Real}])`

Perform a Wilcoxon exact signed rank U test of the null hypothesis that the distribution of `x`

(or the difference `x - y`

if `y`

is provided) has zero median against the alternative hypothesis that the median is non-zero.

When there are no tied ranks, the exact p-value is computed using the `psignrank`

function from the `Rmath`

package. In the presence of tied ranks, a p-value is computed by exhaustive enumeration of permutations, which can be very slow for even moderately sized data sets.

`HypothesisTests.ApproximateSignedRankTest`

— Type`ApproximateSignedRankTest(x::AbstractVector{<:Real}[, y::AbstractVector{<:Real}])`

Perform a Wilcoxon approximate signed rank U test of the null hypothesis that the distribution of `x`

(or the difference `x - y`

if `y`

is provided) has zero median against the alternative hypothesis that the median is non-zero.

The p-value is computed using a normal approximation to the distribution of the signed rank statistic:

\[ \begin{align*} μ & = \frac{n(n + 1)}{4}\\ σ & = \frac{n(n + 1)(2 * n + 1)}{24} - \frac{a}{48}\\ a & = \sum_{t \in \mathcal{T}} t^3 - t \end{align*}\]

where $\mathcal{T}$ is the set of the counts of tied values at each tied position.

## Permutation test

`HypothesisTests.ExactPermutationTest`

— Function`ExactPermutationTest(x::Vector, y::Vector, f::Function)`

Perform a permutation test (a.k.a. randomization test) of the null hypothesis that `f(x)`

is equal to `f(y)`

. All possible permutations are sampled.

`HypothesisTests.ApproximatePermutationTest`

— Function`ApproximatePermutationTest([rng::AbstractRNG,] x::Vector, y::Vector, f::Function, n::Int)`

Perform a permutation test (a.k.a. randomization test) of the null hypothesis that `f(x)`

is equal to `f(y)`

. `n`

of the `factorial(length(x)+length(y))`

permutations are sampled at random. A random number generator can optionally be passed as the first argument. The default generator is `Random.default_rng()`

.

## Fligner-Killeen test

`HypothesisTests.FlignerKilleenTest`

— Function`FlignerKilleenTest(groups::AbstractVector{<:Real}...)`

Perform Fligner-Killeen median test of the null hypothesis that the `groups`

have equal variances, a test for homogeneity of variances.

This test is most robust against departures from normality, see references. It is a $k$-sample simple linear rank method that uses the ranks of the absolute values of the centered samples and weights

\[a_{N,i} = \Phi^{-1}(1/2 + (i/2(N+1)))\]

The version implemented here uses median centering in each of the samples.

Implements: `pvalue`

**References**

- Conover, W. J., Johnson, M. E., Johnson, M. M., A comparative study of tests for homogeneity of variances, with applications to the outer continental shelf bidding data. Technometrics, 23, 351–361, 1980

**External links**