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Testing for Normality

Summary: A FORTRAN computer program is presented that performs a simple test for normality based on the fact that the mean and variance of a sample are independent if and only if the underlying population is normal. The program provides the approximate descriptive level of significance for the test. A description of the procedure is given along with a numerical example.

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  • Keywords: Computer programs,Statistical tests
  • Author: Nelson, Barbara B.
  • Journal: Journal of Quality Technology