[R] shapiro wilk normality test

Berwin A Turlach berwin at maths.uwa.edu.au
Sun Jul 13 17:22:03 CEST 2008

G'day all,

On Sun, 13 Jul 2008 15:55:38 +0100 (BST)
(Ted Harding) <Ted.Harding at manchester.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 13-Jul-08 13:29:13, Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:
> > [...]
> > A large P-value means nothing more than needing more data.  No 
> > conclusion is possible.  

I would have thought that "we need more data" would qualify as a
conclusion. :)

> > Please read the classic paper Absence of Evidence is not Evidence
> > for Absence.
> Is that ironic, Frank, or is there really a "classic paper" with
> that title? If so, I'd be pleased to have a reference to it!

Of course, I do not know for sure which paper Frank has in mind, but
google and google schoar readily come up with papers/editorials that
have a nearly identical title:

(see also

My money is on Frank having the first of these publications in mind.



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