[R] Homework help: Is this how CI using t dist are constructed?
Peter Dalgaard
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Oct 30 21:54:29 CET 2007
Zembower, Kevin wrote:
> I'm trying to replicate some of the examples from my textbook in R (my
> text uses Minitab). In this problem, I'm trying to construct a 95%
> confidence interval for these distance measurements [1]:
>
>
>> # Case Study 7.4.1, p. 483
>> x <- scan()
>>
> 1: 62 52 68 23 34 45 27 42 83 56 40
> 12:
> Read 11 items
>
>> alpha<-.95
>> mean(x) + qt(c((1-alpha)/2, 1-((1-alpha)/2)), df=length(x)-1) * sd(x)
>>
> / sqrt(length(x))
> [1] 36.21420 60.51307
>
>
> Are confidence intervals with the t distribution constructed using this
> type of equation, or am I overlooking a more concise, 'canned' approach
> that's already been programmed? Any suggestions on simplifying this?
>
> Thanks for all your advice and help.
>
You mean like t.test(x)?
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