- scipy.stats.mood(x, y, axis=0)[source]¶
Perform Mood’s test for equal scale parameters.
Mood’s two-sample test for scale parameters is a non-parametric test for the null hypothesis that two samples are drawn from the same distribution with the same scale parameter.
x, y : array_like
Arrays of sample data.
axis : int, optional
The axis along which the samples are tested. x and y can be of different length along axis. If axis is None, x and y are flattened and the test is done on all values in the flattened arrays.
z : scalar or ndarray
The z-score for the hypothesis test. For 1-D inputs a scalar is returned.
p-value : scalar ndarray
The p-value for the hypothesis test.
The data are assumed to be drawn from probability distributions f(x) and f(x/s) / s respectively, for some probability density function f. The null hypothesis is that s == 1.
For multi-dimensional arrays, if the inputs are of shapes (n0, n1, n2, n3) and (n0, m1, n2, n3), then if axis=1, the resulting z and p values will have shape (n0, n2, n3). Note that n1 and m1 don’t have to be equal, but the other dimensions do.
>>> from scipy import stats >>> x2 = np.random.randn(2, 45, 6, 7) >>> x1 = np.random.randn(2, 30, 6, 7) >>> z, p = stats.mood(x1, x2, axis=1) >>> p.shape (2, 6, 7)
Find the number of points where the difference in scale is not significant:
>>> (p > 0.1).sum() 74
Perform the test with different scales:
>>> x1 = np.random.randn(2, 30) >>> x2 = np.random.randn(2, 35) * 10.0 >>> stats.mood(x1, x2, axis=1) (array([-5.84332354, -5.6840814 ]), array([5.11694980e-09, 1.31517628e-08]))