pdubois - 3 months ago 9
Python Question

# F-Test with P-value in Python

R allows us to compute F-test between two population:

``````> d1 = c(2.5579227634, 1.7774243136, 2.0025207896, 1.9518876366, 0.0, 4.1984191803, 5.6170403364, 0.0)
> d2 = c(16.93800333, 23.2837045311, 1.2674791828, 1.0889208427, 1.0447584137, 0.8971380534, 0.0, 0.0)
> var.test(d1,d2)

F test to compare two variances

data:  d1 and d2
F = 0.0439, num df = 7, denom df = 7, p-value = 0.000523
alternative hypothesis: true ratio of variances is not equal to 1
95 percent confidence interval:
0.008789447 0.219288957
sample estimates:
ratio of variances
0.04390249
``````

Note there it reports P-value also.

Another example, R gave this:

``````> x1 = c(0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 68.7169110318)
> x2 = c(0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 2.1863361211)
> var.test(x1,x2)
#p-value = 1.223e-09
``````

What's the equivalent in Python?
I checked this documentation, but doesn't seem to give what I want.

This code gives different P-value (especially example 2):

``````import statistics as stats
import scipy.stats as ss
def Ftest_pvalue(d1,d2):
"""docstring for Ftest_pvalue"""
df1 = len(d1) - 1
df2 = len(d2) - 1
F = stats.variance(d1) / stats.variance(d2)
single_tailed_pval = ss.f.cdf(F,df1,df2)
double_tailed_pval = single_tailed_pval * 2
return double_tailed_pval
``````

Python gave this:

``````In [45]: d1 = [2.5579227634, 1.7774243136, 2.0025207896, 1.9518876366, 0.0, 4.1984191803, 5.6170403364, 0.0]
In [20]: d2 = [16.93800333, 23.2837045311, 1.2674791828, 1.0889208427, 1.0447584137, 0.8971380534, 0.0, 0.0]
In [64]: x1 = [0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 68.7169110318]
In [65]: x2 = [0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 2.1863361211]

In [69]: Ftest_pvalue(d1,d2)
Out[69]: 0.00052297887612346176

In [70]: Ftest_pvalue(x1,x2)
Out[70]: 1.9999999987772916
``````

An rpy2 implementation:

``````import rpy2.robjects as robjects
def Ftest_pvalue_rpy2(d1,d2):
"""docstring for Ftest_pvalue_rpy2"""
rd1 = (robjects.FloatVector(d1))
rd2 = (robjects.FloatVector(d2))
rvtest = robjects.r['var.test']
return rvtest(rd1,rd2)[2][0]
``````

With this result:

``````In [4]: x1 = [0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 68.7169110318]
In [5]: x2 = [0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 2.1863361211]
In [6]: Ftest_pvalue_rpy2(x1,x2)
Out[6]: 1.2227086010341282e-09
``````
Source (Stackoverflow)