A Nonparametric Way of Distribution Testing
AbstractTesting the distribution of a random sample can be considered ,indeed, as a goodness-of-fit problem. If we use the nonparametric density estimation of the sample as a consistent estimate of exact distribution, the problem reduces, more specifically, to the distance of two functions. This paper examines the distribution testing from this point of view and suggests a nonparametric procedure. Although the procedure is applicable for all distributions, paper emphasizes on normality test.The critical values for this normality test generated by using Monte Carlo techniques.
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distribution testing; normality; monte carlo simulation;
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