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Re: st: ksmirnov and normality


From   Nahla Betelmal <nahlaib@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: ksmirnov and normality
Date   Fri, 8 Feb 2013 13:24:49 +0000

Thank you for the kind help

Nahla

On 8 February 2013 12:05, William Buchanan <william@williambuchanan.net> wrote:
> Hi Nahla,
>
> The correct spelling is Stata.  Search the Statalist archives for a fairly recent discussion about testing for normality and some of the difficulties/issues with such tests.
>
> HTH,
> Billy
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Feb 8, 2013, at 3:42, Nahla Betelmal <nahlaib@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> dear statalist,
>>
>> I found a paper says that Kolmogorov-Smirnov test is used for
>> normality test in SPSS and SAS, but not in STATA. In STATA ksmirnov
>> command is used for the one or two samples Kolmogorov-Smirnov test.
>> the paper http://faculty.ksu.edu.sa/hisham/Documents/Students/a_PHCL/Testing_Normality.pdf,
>> page 2
>>
>> I have two questions, does this mean that we can not use ksmirnov
>> command to test normality for one sample in STATA?
>> Second, what is the meaning behind STATA ksmirnov command is used for
>> the one sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov test, other than normality test?
>> what is the point the author wants to make?
>>
>> N.B my sample size is 300 observations
>>
>>
>> Many thanks
>>
>> Nahla Betelmal
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