Accession Number : ADA137170

Title :   Nonparametric Statistics Test Software Package.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : O'Brien,P J , Jr

PDF Url : ADA137170

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 251

Abstract : This thesis provides the computer software to perform 24 of the most common nonparametric tests, and a text explaining how and why to use that software. Nonparametric tests are valuable to experimenters and operations analysts for three reasons: ease of explanation to non-statisticians, simplicity of computation, and applicability to data sets which cannot be analyzed by parametric tests. Reasons for unsuitability of parametric test include data of nominal or ordinal level of measurement, lack of common variance, or lack of normal distribution of the underlying population. There are two programs provided: Lochinvar, an interactive Pascal program, and Crunch, a Fortran program. Lochinvar is designed to prompt and screen a user's entry of data and options. Crunch performs calculations; it is suitable for use in whole or part as a subcomponent of other programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer programs, *Statistical tests, *Nonparametric statistics, Parametric analysis, Comparison, Instructions, Computer files, Fortran, Theses

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE