# Source code for simplestatistics.statistics.t_test

# I need sane division that returns a float not int
from __future__ import division
from .decimalize import decimalize
from .mean import mean
from .standard_deviation import standard_deviation
[docs]def t_test(sample, x):
"""
A one-sample `t-test`_ is a test that compares the mean of a sample to a known value, x.
In this case, we're trying to determine whether the sample mean is equal to the value
that we know, which is `x`. Usually the results are used to look up a `p-value`_, which,
for a certain level of significance, will let you determine whether the null hypothesis
(that there is no real difference between the mean of the sample and provided `x`) can
be rejected or not.
.. _`t-test`: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student's_t-test
.. _`p-value`: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-value
Equation:
.. math::
t = \\frac{\\bar{X} - \\mu}{sd_X}
:math:`\\bar{X}` is the sample mean
:math:`\\mu` is the provided value
:math:`sd_X` is the sample standard deviation
Args:
sample: A list of numerical objects (the sample)
x: The provided value to compare the mean of the sample to.
Returns:
A numerical object.
Example:
>>> t_test([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], 3.385)
0.150570344262835
"""
sample = decimalize(sample)
x = decimalize(x)
mean_sample = decimalize(mean(sample))
# Square root the length of the sample
rootN = pow(len(sample), 0.5)
rootN = decimalize(rootN)
# get standard deviation of sample
sample_sd = decimalize(standard_deviation(sample))
# Compute the known value against the sample,
# returning the t value
t_statistic = ((mean_sample - x) / sample_sd) * rootN
return(float(t_statistic))