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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] Commented: (OFFICE-2309) LEGACY.CHITEST

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Eike Rathke commented on OFFICE-2309:

Andreas, what does Gnumeric calculate for LEGACY.CHITEST that it gets a result that differs from that of Excel and OOo?

I think we can resolve this issue as No Action and close.

> --------------
>                 Key: OFFICE-2309
>                 URL: http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-2309
>             Project: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: OpenFormula
>            Reporter: Robert Weir 
>            Assignee: Robert Weir 
>             Fix For: ODF 1.2 Part 2 CD 3
> > Note: Applications usually describe the CHITEST function as a 
> > Chi-square independence test. From a mathematical point of view this 
> > is not correct, as that would not involve testing some actual data 
> > against a set of expected values. It resembles more a Goodness-for-Fit 
> > test, but how the degree of freedom is calculated actually doesn't 
> > make sense then. This is specified to be inter operable with Excel and 
> > OpenOffice.org. Gnumeric gets different results if the number of rows 
> > and columns both are greater than 2.
> Well, I suggest comparing the results with the FISHER-EXACT test, e.g. in R.
> Also, every statistical package (R, EPI INFO, SPSS, ...) do NOT need the 
> expected values, as they compute them automatically from the n*m table. 
> I wonder why spreadsheets do NOT do it automatically, as well. Most 
> users simply fail to compute the correct value. Well, I try to teach 
> them, but almost everyone will get it wrong a week later. [It is way 
> easier to remember the shortcut for a 2x2 table, aka (ad-bc)^2 * N/(n1 * 
> n2 * n3 * n4), where n1-4 are the 4 subtotals, then compute accurately 
> the expected values.]

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