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I have a 16x16 contingency table, and I would like to perform a test in order toreject the hypothesis of independencebetween the variableX(columns) and the other variableY(rows).

Unfortunately many cells in the table contain zeros. The zeros are due to the fact that the sample size was not sufficiently big to properly populate the table (I had "only" 200 samples, while the cells of the table are 256).

In this case I cannot use neither the χ^{2}-test, nor the χ^{2}-square test with Yate's correction, nor theG-test, because I obviously get divisions by zero.

What kind of test can I perform in such situations?

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# Test for independence in contingency tables with zeros

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