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KSONE

KSONE

## Purpose

Compute the one-sided Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic

## Explanation

Returns the Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic and associated probability for
for an array of data values and a user-supplied cumulative distribution
function (CDF) of a single variable. Algorithm from the procedure of
the same name in "Numerical Recipes" by Press et al. 2nd edition (1992)

## Calling Sequence

ksone, data, func_name, D, prob, [ /PLOT ]

## Input Parameters

data - vector of data values, must contain at least 4 elements for the
K-S statistic to be meaningful
func_name - scalar string giving the name of the cumulative distribution
function. The function must be defined to accept the data
vector as its only input (see example), though keywords may be
passed via the _EXTRA facility.

## Output Parameters

D - floating scalar giving the Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistic. It
specified the maximum deviation between the cumulative
distribution of the data and the supplied function
prob - floating scalar between 0 and 1 giving the significance level of
the K-S statistic. Small values of PROB show that the
cumulative distribution function of DATA is significantly
different from FUNC_NAME.

## Optional Input Keyword

/PLOT - If this keyword is set and non-zero, then KSONE will display a
plot of the CDF of the data with the supplied function
superposed. The data value where the K-S statistic is
computed (i.e. at the maximum difference between the data CDF
and the function) is indicated by a vertical line.
KSONE accepts the _EXTRA keyword, so that most plot keywords
(e.g. TITLE, XTITLE, XSTYLE) can also be passed to KSONE.
/WINDOW - If set, the plot to a resizeable graphics window

## Example

Determine if a vector created by the RANDOMN function is really
consistent with a Gaussian distribution with unit variance.
The CDF of a Gaussian is the error function except that a factor
of 2 is included in the error function. So we must create a special

## Function

function gauss_cdf, x
return, errorf( x/sqrt(2) )
end
IDL> data = randomn(seed, 50) ;create data array to be tested
IDL> ksone, abs(data), 'gauss_cdf', D, prob, /PLOT ;Use K-S test

A small value of PROB indicates that the cumulative distribution of
DATA is significantly different from a Gaussian

## Notes

The code for PROB_KS is from the 2nd (1992) edition of Numerical
Recipes which includes a more accurate computation of the K-S
significance for small values of N than the first edition.
Since _EXTRA is used to pass extra parameters both to the user-supplied
function, and to the cgPLOT command, the user-supplied function should
not accept "cgPLOT" keyword names (e.g. XTITLE).

## Procedure Calls

procedure PROB_KS - computes significance of K-S distribution
TAG_EXIST()

## Revision History

Written W. Landsman August, 1992
Accept _EXTRA keywords W. Landsman September, 1995
Fixed possible bug in plot display showing position maximum difference
in histogram M. Fardal/ W. Landsman March, 1997
Documentation updates W. Landsman June 2003
Pass _EXTRA to func_name M. Fitzgerald April, 2005
Work for functions that do not accept keywords W. Landsman July 2009
Use Coyote graphics for plotting Feb 2011

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