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Re: st: how to test the similarity between two sampledistributions?


From   Robert A Yaffee <bob.yaffee@nyu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how to test the similarity between two sampledistributions?
Date   Tue, 08 Apr 2008 10:11:33 -0400

Dear G.B.,
  Have you considered the Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test?
    - Regards,
            Bob Yaffee


Robert A. Yaffee, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Silver School of Social Work
New York University


----- Original Message -----
From: "G.B.Li" <tslee1912@yahoo.com>
Date: Monday, April 7, 2008 7:57 pm
Subject: st: how to test the similarity between two sample distributions?
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu


> Hi all:
> 
> i want to compare the distributions of two random variables x and y. i 
> have samples of x and y respectively. the simplest way is to compare 
> their distributions is to draw their histograms. how to do a 
> statistical test? any nonparametric test suitable for this practice in 
> stata?
> 
> many thanks!
> 
> GBL
> 
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