Some notes on the location–scale Cucconi test

  title={Some notes on the location–scale Cucconi test},
  author={Marco Marozzi},
  journal={Journal of Nonparametric Statistics},
  pages={629 - 647}
  • M. Marozzi
  • Published 1 July 2009
  • Mathematics
  • Journal of Nonparametric Statistics
The best known and most used rank test for the location–scale problem is due to Lepage [Y. Lepage, A combination of Wilcoxon's and Ansari–Bradley's statistics, Biometrika 58 (1971), pp. 213–217.], but this paper is focused on the location–scale rank test of Cucconi [O. Cucconi, Un nuovo test non parametrico per il confronto tra due gruppi campionari, Giorn. Econom. XXVII (1968), pp. 225–248.], proposed earlier but not nearly as well-known. The test is of interest because, contrary to the other… 

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