# Re: [R] Dunn's post hoc test

From: Robert Baer <rbaer_at_atsu.edu>
Date: Tue 18 Oct 2005 - 07:12:47 EST

I think Martin told you the basic approach to the indexing:

averank<-sort(sample(1:100,25,replace=TRUE)) averank[-1] - averank[-length(averank)]
[1] 1 1 6 3 4 14 1 1 8 1 2 6 5 4 10 0 3 2 1 11 1 1 2 0 averank
[1] 4 5 6 12 15 19 33 34 35 43 44 46 52 57 61 71 71 74 76 77 88 89 90 92 92

• Original Message ----- From: "IAIN GALLAGHER" <iaingallagher@btopenworld.com> To: "Martin Henry H. Stevens" <HStevens@MUOhio.edu> Cc: <r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch> Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 2:29 PM Subject: Re: [R] Dunn's post hoc test

> Thanks for your reply Hank. It's not really what I'm
> after (though it's good to know).
>
> For the test ( as described in Statistics for the
> Biosciences by W. Gardiner. Prentice Hall, 1997) I
> have to rank my groups, calculate the average rank,
> then subtratc each average rank from every other. Any
> value greater than the test statistic is significant.
>
> eg average rank difference table:
>
> 2 5 8 9
> ---|------------------
> 2 - 3 6 7
> |
> 5 - - 3 4
> |
> 8 - - - 1
> |
> 9 - - - -
> |
>
> I can't get my head around writing an algorithm for
> this if I have a vector of average ranks eg averank<-
> c(2,5,8,9).
>
> I know I can address the vector by index and that this
> is probably the correct route but I can't get the
> indexing algorithm right!
>
> I'm sure someone will point out somethng simple and
> I'll kick myself but the help would be appreciated.
>
> Thanks again.
>
> Iain Gallagher
>
> --- "Martin Henry H. Stevens" <HStevens@MUOhio.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > I don't know Dunn's rank test, but the following
> > substracts each of
> > the sums of averanks from the next rank.
> >
> > cumsum(averank)[-length(averank)] - averank[-1]
> >
> > Hank
> >
> > On Oct 17, 2005, at 4:30 AM, Iain Gallagher wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Everyone.
> > >
> > > I am rather new to R and I've been trying to
> > implement a function to
> > > carry out the above test. For a couple of days now
> > I've been stuck on
> > > how to generate average rank differences.
> > >
> > > Say I have a vector of average ranks:
> > >
> > > averank<- c(2,5,9,12)
> > >
> > > I would like to subtract averank[1] from
> > averank[2], averank[1] and
> > > averank[2] from averank[3] and averank[1],
> > averank[2] and averank[3]
> > > from averank[4] etc (I know the syntax is wrong
> > here... it's just for
> > > illustration) but I can't work out how to do it.
> > >
> > > Ideally I would like to generate an array showing
> > the differences
> > > between the average ranks so I could tell at a
> > glance which ones were
> > > greater than my critical value
> > >
> > > I've been looking at loops etc but it's a little
> > beyond me at the
> > > moment. Thanks for any suggestions.
> > >
> > > Iain Gallagher
> > > IIIR
> > > Edinburgh University
> > >
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