[R] Re: R-help Digest V2 #710

Adrian Trapletti adrian.trapletti at lmttrading.com
Tue Apr 23 09:20:45 CEST 2002

> Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 07:21:41 +0000
> From: "sonchawan tamkaew" <psu17772 at hotmail.com>
> Subject: [R] PP.test
> Hello there,
> I would like to know whether PP.test from library(ts) is appropriate to test
> unit root in financial data (daily)?
> Thank you for your help.
> Sonchawan

In principle yes. However, it is by now a well know fact that the PP test has severe size distortions for certain processes (e.g. integrated MA(1)). A more robust alternative in some situations is the Augmented-Dickey-Fuller test which is provided by tseries (see adf.test).


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