kolmogorov smirnov in r - cannot compute correct p-values with ties

by joanne34567
Tags: kolmogorov smirnov, p-values, ties
joanne34567 is offline
Jan18-13, 10:13 AM
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I'm trying to use the kolmogorov smirnov test in in R to compare one distribution with another. I'm getting the following error: cannot compute correct p-values with ties
I think this is because the dataset that I am using has in the first instance around 2000 values, and the second, 50000 values. A number of these are inherently going to be replicates of another number in the series (i.e. "ties"). I'm just wondering if this has implcations for the p value I have? Is the p value valid?
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Stephen Tashi
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Jan19-13, 11:34 AM
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Did you read the R documentation for the ks.test function?

You could test the sensitivity of the p-value empirically. Add small random perturbations to your data to generate new data sets that have more digits. See how much the p value changes.

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