Nonparametric Statistics Test Software Package.
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This thesis provides the computer software to perform 24 of the most common nonparametric tests, and a text explaining how and why to use that software. Nonparametric tests are valuable to experimenters and operations analysts for three reasons ease of explanation to non-statisticians, simplicity of computation, and applicability to data sets which cannot be analyzed by parametric tests. Reasons for unsuitability of parametric test include data of nominal or ordinal level of measurement, lack of common variance, or lack of normal distribution of the underlying population. There are two programs provided Lochinvar, an interactive Pascal program, and Crunch, a Fortran program. Lochinvar is designed to prompt and screen a users entry of data and options. Crunch performs calculations it is suitable for use in whole or part as a subcomponent of other programs. Author
- Statistics and Probability
- Computer Programming and Software