At 15:31 12/05/03 +0100, I wrote:

As I understand it, the sign test in Stata works by calculating
sign(x1-x2), which is 1 if x1>x2, 2 if x1<x2, and 0 if x1==x2, and then
compares the number of positive differences with a binomial with n equal
to the number of non-zero differences.

Sorry, this should have been

As I understand it, the sign test in Stata works by calculating
sign(x1-x2), which is 1 if x1>x2, -1 if x1<x2, and 0 if x1==x2, and then
compares the number of positive differences with a binomial with n equal
to the number of non-zero differences.

Thanks to Nick Cox for pointing out the typo.
Roger
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