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From "Anders Conbere (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (MATH-1145) Integer overflows MannWhitneyUTest#mannWhitneyU
Date Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:34:12 GMT
Anders Conbere created MATH-1145:

             Summary: Integer overflows MannWhitneyUTest#mannWhitneyU
                 Key: MATH-1145
             Project: Commons Math
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 3.3, 3.4
            Reporter: Anders Conbere

In the calculation of MannWhitneyUTest#mannWhitneyU there are two instances where the lengths
of the input arrays are multiplied together. Because Array#length is an integer this means
that the effective maximum size of your dataset until reaching overflow is Math.sqrt(Integer.MAX_VALUE).

The following is a link to a diff, with a test the exposes the issue, and a fix (casting lengths
up into doubles before multiplying).

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