[R] Testing non-exhaustive Null and Alternative Hypothesis

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 22:25:57 CEST 2011

On 07/09/2011 3:46 PM, Michael Grant wrote:
> I wish to test the hypothesis of mu equal to or less than 5 against the specific alternative mu equal to or greater than 7.  I am unable to find how to persuade R to do this with any function (e.g. t.test).  Suggestions?

According to the standard hypothesis testing theory, that test is 
identical to the alternative of mu > 5, so t.test would be fine (if it's 
okay at all, you don't say distributional assumptions).  If you want to 
use a different basis for the test, you need to say what it is.

Duncan Murdoch

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