[R] sign and sign rank tests

Tuszynski, Jaroslaw W. JAROSLAW.W.TUSZYNSKI at saic.com
Fri Dec 2 14:42:32 CET 2005

See Wilcox.test and Wilcox_test functions.

Jarek Tuszynski

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Subject: [R] sign and sign rank tests

R 2.1.1 on Windows 2K
I hope one and all will allow both an R question and a general stats
(1) Is there any function that will perform non-parametric tests such as a
sign test or a signed rank test? I know I could program both but I would
prefer not re-inventing the wheel.
(2) When performing a sign test, the usual practice is to drop zero values.
Is there any theoretical reason for doing this? I know it makes life a
little easier (i.e. one need not decide how to handle zero values, how to
split them between successes and failures) but is there more theory behind
this theory?

John Sorkin M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Biostatistics and Informatics
Baltimore VA Medical Center GRECC and
University of Maryland School of Medicine Claude Pepper OAIC
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Gerontology
Baltimore VA Medical Center
10 North Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1524
jsorkin at grecc.umaryland.edu

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