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Revisiting the two-sample runs test


  • Ludwig Baringhaus

    () (Leibniz Universität Hannover)

  • Norbert Henze

    () (Institut für Stochastik)


Abstract We give new representations for the two-sample runs test statistic, derive explicit expressions of its mean and variance also in the general non-null case, and present an elementary proof of the consistency of the runs test.

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  • Ludwig Baringhaus & Norbert Henze, 2016. "Revisiting the two-sample runs test," TEST: An Official Journal of the Spanish Society of Statistics and Operations Research, Springer;Sociedad de Estadística e Investigación Operativa, vol. 25(3), pages 432-448, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:testjl:v:25:y:2016:i:3:d:10.1007_s11749-015-0463-1
    DOI: 10.1007/s11749-015-0463-1

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    1. Rainer Dyckerhoff & Christophe Ley & Davy Paindaveine, 2014. "Depth-Based Runs Tests for bivariate Central Symmetry," Working Papers ECARES ECARES 2014-03, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
    2. Munmun Biswas & Minerva Mukhopadhyay & Anil K. Ghosh, 2014. "A distribution-free two-sample run test applicable to high-dimensional data," Biometrika, Biometrika Trust, vol. 101(4), pages 913-926.
    3. Paindaveine, Davy, 2009. "On Multivariate Runs Tests for Randomness," Journal of the American Statistical Association, American Statistical Association, vol. 104(488), pages 1525-1538.
    4. Rainer Dyckerhoff & Christophe Ley & Davy Paindaveine, 2015. "Depth-based runs tests for bivariate central symmetry," Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Springer;The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, vol. 67(5), pages 917-941, October.
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