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From "Gilles (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MATH-878) G-Test (Log-Likelihood ratio - LLR test) in math.stat.inference
Date Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:50:12 GMT

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Gilles commented on MATH-878:
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As I indicated, could you separate the introduction of the new functionality from calls to
it in other parts of CM? The former is the subject of this feature request and should lead
to the commit of files "GTest.java" and "GTestTest.java". The latter is the patch to "TestUtils"
and "TestUtilsTest".

For new files it's fine to provide plain Java files.

Sorry for the pickyness; I was myself sometimes put off by such requirements but I must admit
that they come handy when overviewing large chunks of unfamiliar code...

                
> G-Test (Log-Likelihood ratio - LLR test) in math.stat.inference
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MATH-878
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MATH-878
>             Project: Commons Math
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 3.1, 3.2, 4.0
>         Environment: Netbeans
>            Reporter: Radoslav Tsvetkov
>              Labels: features, test
>             Fix For: 3.1
>
>         Attachments: MATH-878_gTest_12102012.patch, MATH-878_gTest_15102012.patch, MATH-878_gTest_26102012.patch,
vcs-diff16294.patch
>
>   Original Estimate: 24h
>  Remaining Estimate: 24h
>
> 1. Implementation of G-Test (Log-Likelihood ratio LLR test for independence and goodnes-of-fit)
> 2. Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-test
> 3. Reasons-Usefulness: G-tests are tests are increasingly being used in situations where
chi-squared tests were previously recommended. 
> The approximation to the theoretical chi-squared distribution for the G-test is better
than for the Pearson chi-squared tests. In cases where Observed >2*Expected for some cell
case, the G-test is always better than the chi-squared test.
> For testing goodness-of-fit the G-test is infinitely more efficient than the chi squared
test in the sense of Bahadur, but the two tests are equally efficient in the sense of Pitman
or in the sense of Hodge and Lehman. 

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