Accession Number : ADA184971

Title :   An APL Workspace for Conducting Nonparametric Statistical Inference.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Vagts, Wayne F

PDF Url : ADA184971

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : This thesis contains programs written in APL and documentation for performing certain nonparametric tests and computing nonparametric confidence intervals. These methods of inference are particularly useful in dealing with Department of Defense related problems as illustrated in the several military examples worked in Appendix C. The following nonparametric tests are considered: Sign Test, Wilcoxon Signed-rank Test, Mann-Whitney Test, Kruskal-Wallis test, Kendall's B, Spearman's R and Nonparametric Linear Regression. The tests are based on the exact distributions of the respective test statistics unless a large sample approximation is determined to provide at least a three decimal place accuracy. The software consists of two APL workspaces; one, which is designed for microcomputers (IBM PC's or compatibles) and is menu-driven, and the other, without menus, is designed for the mainframe computer (IBM 3033) at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Descriptors :   *NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS, *STATISTICAL INFERENCE, *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MENU, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, CONFIDENCE LIMITS, THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE