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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Have finished Chi-Square Test and Chi-Square Calculator

Please cast your eyes over them both, and let me know any errors or improvements so visitors get the best possible experience.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
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Hi MIF;

Your examples work out and the page is good but I have a question:

This test only works for categorical data (data in categories), such as Gender {Men, Women} or color {Red, Yellow, Green, Blue} etc, but not numerical data such as height or weight.

I have used chi square on other than categorical data, for instance, testing the validity of a die by rolling it 6000 times and counting up the number of times 1 to 6 comes up. Say that the answer looks like this,{900,1100,1200,1000,900,900} you can calculate a p value for this to see whether or not this result could be by chance or not. So, does the quote still apply to n x 1 data? Would you consider my data as categorical?

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi MathsIsFun,

The pages Chi-Square Test and Chi-Square Calculator are well made! Thanks!

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks guys!

bobbym - did you compare {900,1100,1200,1000,900,900} to {1000,1000,1000,1000,1000,1000} ? Otherwise Chi-square is 0 (and DF 0 also)

If so I get a Chi-square of 38.7332 and p = 2.68247e-7 , which is quite cool as it shows that to be a very expected result.

So, we can agree here to give them honorary categories of test1 to test6 and random vs boring.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi MIF;

Yes, I would compare them to {1000,1000,1000,1000,1000,1000}. Thanks for the explanation.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Earth
- Registered: 2012-11-29
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That was kind of nosebloodening (hard for me to understand). But... Thanks for the info!

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