Friday, March 10, 2006

Re: st: fisher-exact test

At 06:12 AM 3/10/2006, Stefania Ottone wrote: >Dear all, >is it possible to apply the Fisher-exact test to an rxc contingency table >(where both r and c are greater than 2)? Do you think a Kolmogorov-Smirnov >test could be more suitable in case of a 3x2 table? >thank you. >stefania ottone

See the exact option on

help tabulate twoway

yes, Fisher exact works with r x c tables. If you happen to have an old version of Stata, I remember the statistic had some speed and/or accuracy problems, but I believe those were all fixed by the time Stata 8.2 came out.

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