ernesto at ipimar.pt
Mon Feb 10 16:18:02 CET 2003
Ok, let me put it the other way around.
On another test I have W = 0.9907, p-value = 6.024e-06. The same
question stands, with such huge W should it be expected to be normal ?
On Mon, 2003-02-10 at 14:47, Richard A. Bilonick wrote:
> Ernesto Jardim wrote:
> >The shapiro.test function outputs a value of the W statistic, which
> >should be 1 if the distribution is normal, and a p-value for the test
> >(as the documentation states).
> >I'm a bit confused with some results. I'm getting a W=0.9977 and a
> >I was expecting that a W of 0.9977 would tell me that the distribution
> >is normal so p-value should be small ...
> >What am I missing ?
> >R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
> You have it backwards. The null hypothesis is that the distribution is
> Normal. You reject this null when the p-value is small. If the
> distribution is Normal, the p-value will tend to be large.
> > shapiro.test(rnorm(100))
> Shapiro-Wilk normality test
> data: rnorm(100)
> W = 0.9877, p-value = 0.4894
> Rick B.
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