# How to calculate the power of Wilcoxon signed rank test

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## How to calculate the power of Wilcoxon signed rank test

 This post was updated on . Hello All, I perform a Wilcoxon signed rank test for two sets of data to test whether they two have significantly different means. I would also like to know the power of this test. The third part of this tutorial is similar to what I want except the t distribution. http://www.cyclismo.org/tutorial/R/power.html#multiTCould anyone help? Or let me know if my question is a nonsense one. Thanks in advance.
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## Re: How to calculate the power of Wilcoxon signed rank test

 On Sep 13, 2011, at 3:34 PM, tn85 wrote: > Hello All, > > I perform a Wilcoxon signed rank test for two sets of data to test   > whether > they two have significantly different means. I would also like to   > know the > power of this test. > Given that none of the various "Wilcoxon tests" are for differences in   means, you are proposing it for the wrong purpose. > The third part of this tutorial is similar to what I want except the t > distribution.  http://www.cyclismo.org/tutorial/R/power.html#multiT> > Could anyone help? Or let me know if my question is a nonsense one.   > Thanks > in advance. > -- David Winsemius, MD West Hartford, CT ______________________________________________ [hidden email] mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-helpPLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.htmland provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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## Re: How to calculate the power of Wilcoxon signed rank test

 Thank you David for your reply. But I am still confusing. I am using Wilcoxon test to compare two samples to assess whether their means differ because neither of them is normally distributed. Is it possible to compute the power of the Wilcoxon test similar to that of t test? Or is it just a wrong question? Thank you! ________________________________________ From: David Winsemius [[hidden email]] Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 4:24 PM To: Tianchan Niu Cc: [hidden email] Subject: Re: [R] How to calculate the power of Wilcoxon signed rank test On Sep 13, 2011, at 3:34 PM, tn85 wrote: > Hello All, > > I perform a Wilcoxon signed rank test for two sets of data to test > whether > they two have significantly different means. I would also like to > know the > power of this test. > Given that none of the various "Wilcoxon tests" are for differences in means, you are proposing it for the wrong purpose. > The third part of this tutorial is similar to what I want except the t > distribution.  http://www.cyclismo.org/tutorial/R/power.html#multiT> > Could anyone help? Or let me know if my question is a nonsense one. > Thanks > in advance. > -- David Winsemius, MD West Hartford, CT ______________________________________________ [hidden email] mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-helpPLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.htmland provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.