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Re: st: fisher-exact test

From   Richard Williams <>
Subject   Re: st: fisher-exact test
Date   Fri, 10 Mar 2006 08:45:12 -0500

At 06:12 AM 3/10/2006, Stefania Ottone wrote:
Dear all,
is it possible to apply the Fisher-exact test to an rxc contingency table
(where both r and c are greater than 2)? Do you think a Kolmogorov-Smirnov
test could be more suitable in case of a 3x2 table?
thank you.
stefania ottone
See the exact option on

help tabulate twoway

yes, Fisher exact works with r x c tables. If you happen to have an old version of Stata, I remember the statistic had some speed and/or accuracy problems, but I believe those were all fixed by the time Stata 8.2 came out.

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