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# Two sample KS test in SAS IML?

How can I do a two sample KS test in SAS IML of the null hypothesis that the two empirical distributions were drawn from the same continuous distribution?

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‎04-09-2013 03:10 PM
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## Re: Two sample KS test in SAS IML?

Probably the easiest way is to leverage PROC NPAR1WAY, like this:

proc iml;
/* the data */

x = T(1:10);
y = {2,2,3,5,5,6,6,8,9,10};

/* concatenate data and add ID variable; write to data set */
ID = repeat(1, nrow(x)) // repeat(2, nrow(x));
z = x // y;

create KSData var {ID z};
append;
close KSData;
quit;

proc npar1way data=KSData edf;
class ID;
var z;
run;

If you need to stay inside PROC IML, you can use the SUBMIT and ENDSUBMIT statements to call PROC NPAR1WAY and then read in whatever statistics you need from the procedure output. For details and an example, see Video: Calling SAS procedures from the SAS/IML language - The DO Loop

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‎04-09-2013 03:10 PM
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## Re: Two sample KS test in SAS IML?

Probably the easiest way is to leverage PROC NPAR1WAY, like this:

proc iml;
/* the data */

x = T(1:10);
y = {2,2,3,5,5,6,6,8,9,10};

/* concatenate data and add ID variable; write to data set */
ID = repeat(1, nrow(x)) // repeat(2, nrow(x));
z = x // y;

create KSData var {ID z};
append;
close KSData;
quit;

proc npar1way data=KSData edf;
class ID;
var z;
run;

If you need to stay inside PROC IML, you can use the SUBMIT and ENDSUBMIT statements to call PROC NPAR1WAY and then read in whatever statistics you need from the procedure output. For details and an example, see Video: Calling SAS procedures from the SAS/IML language - The DO Loop

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## Re: Two sample KS test in SAS IML?

Thanks Dr Wicklin,

However if in the code above,

x is a nxm matrix,

y is a px1 vector,

where n≠m≠p

The value n,m and p can change each time I run the code.

Now if I have to get the P value of the KS test for each column of matrix x by the column vector y, how do you suggest I modify this code above in IML.

Thanks

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## Re: Two sample KS test in SAS IML?

It's almost the same, you just need to replicate y and run PROC NPAR1WAY on x1-xm. For example:

proc iml;
/* the data */
x = T(1:10)|| T(0:9) || T(2:11);
y = {2,5,3,8,7,6,6,9};

/* concatenate data and add ID variable; write to data set */
z = x // repeat(y, 1, ncol(x));
ID = repeat(1, nrow(x)) // repeat(2, nrow(y));

Q = ID || z;
varNames = "ID" || ("x1""x"+strip(char(ncol(x)))));
create KSData from Q[c=varNames];
append from Q;
close KSData;

/* submit; */

proc npar1way data=KSData plots=none noprint;
class ID;
var x:;
output out=KSOUT edf;
run;

/* endsubmit; */

Now read the p-values, which are in the KSOUT data set.

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## Re: Two sample KS test in SAS IML?

That works,

Thanks

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