[R] reference on fisher.test()
rksh1 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Oct 16 10:46:07 CEST 2009
fexact.c points you to the original ACM paper:
ALGORITHM 643, COLLECTED ALGORITHMS FROM ACM.
THIS WORK PUBLISHED IN TRANSACTIONS ON MATHEMATICAL SOFTWARE,
VOL. 19, NO. 4, DECEMBER, 1993, PP. 484-488.
You may find the discussion in the vignette("fishervig")
in the aylmer package helpful.
Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> Peng Yu wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 4:19 PM, RICHARD M. HEIBERGER
>> <rmh at temple.edu> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 4:56 PM, Peng Yu <pengyu.ut at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Can somebody point me a book on Fisher's exact test? I looked a few
>>>> webpages. But the descriptions on the webpages are not very complete.
>>>> Is there a book on that covers all the aspect of Fisher's exact test
>>>> that is implemented in R?
>>> Section 15.2 of my book (Statistical Analysis and Data Display, with
>>> Burt Holland and published by Springer)
>>> shows a detailed example.
>> It doesn't mention odd ratio.
> The general idea of basing the inference on the noncentral
> hypergeometric distribution is something I have first seen in
> Breslow&Day's famous 1980 book on case-control studies, including the
> fact that the conditional MLE differs from the ordinary OR. (I'm sure
> there's an earlier reference, but I happened to be a grad student when
> that book came out...)
> The rest of what R does is "carbon copied" from similar procedures for
> the binomial distribution. I wouldn't know what kind of book to look
> for for that sort of minutiae. Alan Agresti is a possible source.
Robin K. S. Hankin
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