Re: [R] gamma distribution

From: Uwe Ligges <>
Date: Thu 28 Jul 2005 - 17:28:25 EST

Answering both messges here:

  1. wrote:
    > Hi I appreciate your response. This is what I observed..taking
    > the log transform of the raw gamma does change the p value of
    > the test. That is what I am importing into excel (the p - values)

Well, so you made a mistake! And I still do not know why anybody realy want to import data to Excel, if the data is already in R.

For me, the results are identical (and there is no reason why not).

> and then calculating the power of the test (both raw and
> transformed).
> can you tell me what exactly your code is doing?

See below.

2. wrote:

> Hi
> I ran your code. I think it should give me the number of p values below 0.05
> significance level  (thats what i could understand from your code), but after
> running your code there is neither any error that shows up nor any value that
> the console displays.

You are right in the point what the code I sent does:

   erg <- replicate(1000, {

        x<-rgamma(10, 2.5, scale = 10)
        y<-rgamma(10, 2.5, scale = 10)
        wilcox.test(x, y, var.equal = FALSE)$p.value
    sum(erg < 0.05) # 45

and it works for me. It results in a random number close to 50, hopefully.

Since both points above seem to be very strange on your machine: Which version of R are you using? We assume the most recent one which is R-2.1.1.

Uwe Ligges mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Thu Jul 28 17:32:43 2005

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