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From "Phil Steitz (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (MATH-1247) Kolmogorov-Smirnov exactP gives incorrect p-values for some D-statistics
Date Mon, 06 Jul 2015 00:46:04 GMT
Phil Steitz created MATH-1247:
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             Summary: Kolmogorov-Smirnov exactP gives incorrect p-values for some D-statistics
                 Key: MATH-1247
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MATH-1247
             Project: Commons Math
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 3.4.1
            Reporter: Phil Steitz
            Priority: Minor
             Fix For: 4.0, 3.5


The exactP method in KolmogorovSmirnovTest, which is used by default for small samples in
2-sample tests, can give slightly incorrect p-values in some cases.  The reason for this is
that p(D > d) is computed by examining all m-n partitions and counting the number of partitions
that give D values larger than the observed value.  D values are not rounded, so some values
that are mathematically identical to the observed value compare less than or greater than
it.  This results in small errors in the reported p-values.



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