Accession Number:

ADA024845

Title:

Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test for Discrete Distributions

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The Kolmogorov-Smirnov goodness-of-fit test is exact only when the hypothesized distribution is continuous, but recently Conover has extended the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test to obtain a test that is exact in the case of discrete distributions. Reasons for using this procedure instead of the regular Kolmogorov-Smirnov test when the hypothesized distribution is discrete are given. A computer subroutine is developed to allow easy use of the procedure. The subroutine is then used to demonstrate the conservatism of the regular Kolmogorov-Smirnov test in this case and to investigate some properties of the asymptotic distributions of the test statistics.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE