Nonparametric Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Discrete Null Distributions

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Authors Taylor B. Arnold, John W. Emerson
Journal/Conference Name The R Journal
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Paper Abstract Methodology extending nonparametric goodness-of-fit tests to discrete null distributions has existed for several decades. However, modern statistical software has generally failed to provide this methodology to users. We offer a revision of R’s ks.test() function and a new cvm.test() function that fill this need in the R language for two of the most popular nonparametric goodness-of-fit tests. This paper describes these contributions and provides examples of their usage. Particular attention is given to various numerical issues that arise in their implementation.
Date of publication 2011
Code Programming Language R
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