WilcoxonSignedRankTest
org.apache.commons.math3.stat.inference

## Class WilcoxonSignedRankTest

• public class WilcoxonSignedRankTestextends Object
An implementation of the Wilcoxon signed-rank test.
• ### Constructor Detail

• #### WilcoxonSignedRankTest

public WilcoxonSignedRankTest()
Create a test instance where NaN's are left in place and ties get the average of applicable ranks. Use this unless you are very sure of what you are doing.
• #### WilcoxonSignedRankTest

public WilcoxonSignedRankTest(NaNStrategy nanStrategy,                      TiesStrategy tiesStrategy)
Create a test instance using the given strategies for NaN's and ties. Only use this if you are sure of what you are doing.
Parameters:
nanStrategy - specifies the strategy that should be used for Double.NaN's
tiesStrategy - specifies the strategy that should be used for ties
• ### Method Detail

• #### wilcoxonSignedRank

public double wilcoxonSignedRank(double[] x,                        double[] y)                          throws NullArgumentException,                                 NoDataException,                                 DimensionMismatchException
Computes the Wilcoxon signed ranked statistic comparing mean for two related samples or repeated measurements on a single sample.

This statistic can be used to perform a Wilcoxon signed ranked test evaluating the null hypothesis that the two related samples or repeated measurements on a single sample has equal mean.

Let Xi denote the i'th individual of the first sample and Yi the related i'th individual in the second sample. Let Zi = Yi - Xi.

Preconditions:

• The differences Zi must be independent.
• Each Zi comes from a continuous population (they must be identical) and is symmetric about a common median.
• The values that Xi and Yi represent are ordered, so the comparisons greater than, less than, and equal to are meaningful.

Parameters:
x - the first sample
y - the second sample
Returns:
wilcoxonSignedRank statistic (the larger of W+ and W-)
Throws:
NullArgumentException - if x or y are null.
NoDataException - if x or y are zero-length.
DimensionMismatchException - if x and y do not have the same length.