Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 331–346

# Runs test for a circular distribution and a table of probabilities

• Chooichiro Asano
Article

## Summary

A method is suggested for testing whether two samples observed on a circle are drawn from the same distribution. The proposed test is a modification of the well-known Wald-Wolfowitz runs test for a distribution on a straight line. The primary advantage of the proposed test is that it minimizes the number of assumptions on the theoretical distribution.

## Keywords

Rotatable Symmetry Theoretical Distribution Circular Permutation Circular Distribution Numerical Table
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