[Rd] Pl. provide and Input for var.test (PR#723)

shalabhgandhi@usa.net shalabhgandhi@usa.net
Thu, 2 Nov 2000 06:41:51 +0100 (MET)

I want to use var.test function of ctest library. I was able to generate the
output from R on the input given by rnorm. But when I store the same data set
provided by rnorm into a file, and then read a file into a dataframe, then on
using the dataframe as a parameter to var.test function - it gives an error
"not enough x observations".

I'll explain the above mentioned problem of mine for which I am mentioning 2
cases CaseA and CaseB. CaseA is working but CaseB is not.

(CaseA) Following are 4 commands I gave:


The output generated by R was:
	 F test to compare two variances 

data:  x and y 
F = 0.9505, num df = 39, denom df = 29, p-value = 0.8707 
alternative hypothesis: true ratio of variances is not equal to 1 
95 percent confidence interval:
 0.4675884 1.8646602 
sample estimates:
ratio of variances 

(CaseB) Now I want R to give me the same output as above, when I read it from
a file. The commands I gave are:

x<-read.table("input1.txt", header = FALSE)
y<-read.table("input2.txt", header = FALSE)

The output generated by R is an error:
"not enough x observations"

I want to know why is this error coming, since I am creating the input1.txt
from rnorm(50) and input2.txt from rnorm(30),which should mean the same? 

Pl. see if you can provide any help on this. 

shalabh gandhi 

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