Re: [R] ks.test troubles

From: Martin Kaffanke <technik_at_roomandspace.com>
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2008 19:53:38 +0100

Am Samstag, den 08.03.2008, 19:34 +0100 schrieb Uwe Ligges:
>
> Martin Kaffanke wrote:
> > Hi there!
> >
> > I have two little different data. One is a computer test on people, the
> > other is a paper and pencil test. two boxplots show me that the data is
> > almost the same.
> >
> > So now I'd like to know if I could handle all data as one, by testing
> > with ks.test:
> >
> > ====
> >> ks.test(el$angststoer, fl$angststoer)
> >
> > Two-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test
> >
> > data: el$angststoer and fl$angststoer
> > D = 0.1413, p-value = 0.9112
> > alternative hypothesis: two-sided
> >
> > Warning message:
> > In ks.test(el$angststoer, fl$angststoer) :
> > cannot compute correct p-values with ties
> > ====
> >
> > Ok, so how can I get the p-value?
>
>
> You already got it, it is 0.9112, but since you have ties in your data,
> R warns you about it (it's not an error, just a warning). And indeed,
> you have some ties in fl$angststoer.

Thanks,
But what exactly are ties? And how can I interpret the answers? (I'm not sure about the german translation, and the translations don't give me a hint.

Thanks,
Martin

>
> Uwe Ligges
>
>
>
> > I tried two tests:
> > ====
> >> ks.test(fl$angststoer, "dnorm")
> >
> > One-sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test
> >
> > data: fl$angststoer
> > D = 0.8109, p-value < 2.2e-16
> > alternative hypothesis: two-sided
> >
> > Warning message:
> > In ks.test(fl$angststoer, "dnorm") :
> > cannot compute correct p-values with ties
> > ====
> >
> > so I see that this message in the first one, depends on fl$angststoer.
> >
> > The I have on this two vectors:
> >
> > ====
> >> fl$angststoer
> > [1] 1.22184871 -0.30103000 1.00000000 -1.30103000 0.69897000
> > -0.30103000
> > [7] -2.30103000 -1.00000000 -2.00000000 0.22184832 -1.77819468
> > -0.30103000
> > [13] -2.00000000 -0.30103000 -0.30103000 0.22184832 -0.90308999
> > -1.14611935
> > [19] -1.30103000 -3.20411998 -0.60205999 -2.25531594 -3.60205999
> > -1.30103000
> > [25] -2.30103000 -0.07918038 -2.14599777 0.74472745 -3.30103000
> > -0.30103000
> > [31] -0.30103000 -4.30103000 -0.60205999 -0.14612847 -1.30103000
> > -1.30103000
> > [37] 0.00000000 -0.17609234 -0.47711908 -1.77819468 -1.00000000
> > -1.20411998
> > [43] -0.07918038 -2.00000000 -2.00000000 -1.30103000
> >> el$angststoer
> > [1] -2.2407100 -2.8601209 -0.5005659 -2.4007721 -0.3474336 -2.6653452
> > [7] 0.6548865 -1.6281751 -1.2940679 -0.1316566 -1.4541612 -1.6560206
> > [13] -0.7441850 0.8219399 0.1746081 -1.2314248 -3.8910969 0.1328448
> > [19] -1.8439508 -0.8833972 -0.4936052 -0.1664593 -0.8694749 -2.8253588
> > ====
> >
> > Doesn't seem to be a problem?
> >
> > What can I do for a good computation?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Martin
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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