Tests of Means of Numerical Data

  • Thomas Haslwanter
Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


This chapter covers hypothesis tests for the mean values of groups, and shows how to implement each of these tests in Python:
  • Comparison of one group with a fixed value.

  • Comparison of two groups with respect to each other.

  • Comparison of three or more groups with each other.

For each case, Python implementations of parametric tests are presented (which can be used for normally distributed data), as well as implementations of nonparametric tests.


Mean Square Studentized Range Tukey Honest Significant Difference Test Test Multiple Testing Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Haslwanter
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  1. 1.School of Applied Health and Social SciencesUniversity of Applied Sciences Upper AustriaLinzAustria

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