Wilcoxon signed rank test for paired data

This macro performs a nonparametric test for paired samples by calculating the differences and then performing a one-sample Wilcoxon signed rank test. Optional subcommands allow you to specify the alternative hypothesis and to change the confidence level. By default, the two-sided test with H0: ETA = 0 is performed and the confidence level is 95%.

Download the Macro

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Important

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Required Inputs

You need two columns of paired samples.

Optional Inputs

CONFIDENCE K
Use to specify a confidence level (K) other than the default of 0.95 (95%).
ALTERNATIVE K
Use to perform a test where H1: ETA1 < ETA2 (K = -1) or H1: ETA1 > ETA2 (K= 1).

Running the Macro

Suppose C1 contains the data for the first sample and C2 contains the data for the second sample. To run the macro, choose Edit > Command Line Editor and type:

%PWILCOXON C1 C2

Click Submit Commands.

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