[R] permutation test assumption?

João Fadista Joao.Fadista at agrsci.dk
Wed Apr 9 00:10:25 CEST 2008

Dear Thierry,
Thanks for the reply. But as you may read in the paper http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/22/18/2244 when the sample sizes are not the same there may be an increase in the Type I error rate.
Comments will be appreciated.
Best regards,
João Fadista


De: ONKELINX, Thierry [mailto:Thierry.ONKELINX at inbo.be]
Enviada: ter 08-04-2008 15:27
Para: João Fadista; r-help at r-project.org
Assunto: RE: [R] permutation test assumption?

Dear João,

You can do permutation tests on an unbalanced design.



ir. Thierry Onkelinx
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Van: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] Namens João Fadista
Verzonden: dinsdag 8 april 2008 15:18
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Onderwerp: [R] permutation test assumption?

Dear all,

Can I do a permutation test if the number of individuals in one group is much bigger than in the other group? I searched the literature but I didin´t find any assumption that refers to this subject for permutation tests.

Best regards

João Fadista
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