# st: RE: Multiple comparisons, non-normal data

 From "Newson, Roger B" To Subject st: RE: Multiple comparisons, non-normal data Date Thu, 24 May 2007 17:58:17 +0100

```To calculate confidence intervals for rank statistics in Stata, you can
from SSC) would be useful in writing the confidence intervals and
P-values from -somersd- to a dataset which can then be input to
packages from SSC, use the -ssc- command in Stata.

Apart from that, I cannot say much, as I do not know the details of your
project, eg numbers of individuals per tank or what kind of animals are
laying eggs and living in tanks.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes

Roger

Roger Newson
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Knag
Anne-Christine
Sent: 24 May 2007 13:33
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Multiple comparisons, non-normal data

Hi,
I have data on an experiment where 9 tanks were sampled every day for 3
months. One of the variables measured were fecundity. Relative fecundity
(fecundity at day n divided by total fecundity of the tank) is not
normally
the
distribution of the fecundity between the 9 tanks?

Each of the nine tanks contains one group of individuals that have been
given either treatment C, L, M, H or E at time 1 or 2. I.e tank 9 is a
group
given treatment E at time 2, while tank 4 is a group given E at time 1.
There are no replicates of the treatment, but if there is no effect of
time
(1 or 2) given the treatment, I believe that I can use the tanks with
the
same treatment given at different times se as replicates of treatment.

In addition to have measured the fecundity (number of eggs produced), I
also
have the diameter of the eggs collected. I would like to know how the
diameter changes over time in each of the tanks and whether it differs
between the tanks.

I will be very, very grateful for any help that you can give me.
Thanks and have a nice day!
/Anne-Christine

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