[R] eps parameer in equiv.test

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Oct 9 23:08:34 CEST 2020

See the "details" section, which clearly states:

"*theta = (mu_x - mu_y - mu) / sigma "*

where mu is an optional shift parameter. For simplicity, let mu = 0 ,and
the text in the details section
shows that eps is on the theta scale, i.e. the "standardized" difference.

Bert Gunter

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On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 1:45 PM Sorkin, John <jsorkin using som.umaryland.edu>

> I am trying to understand the meaning of the eps parameter of the
> equiv.test parameter of the equiv.test function (package equivUMP)
> The help file for equiv.test states that the parameter eps is "a single
> strictly positive number giving the equivalence limits"
> What is the scale of measurement of eps? It does not appear to be the same
> scale as the scale used for the two vectors that are passed to, and which
> are tested. Is the eps' scale of measurement the pooled SD of the two
> vectors, is it the SD of the difference, is it the pooled SE of the
> difference, is it the SE of the difference? Perhaps it is something
> entirely different.
> Thank you,
> John
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