Interface TTest

 All Known Implementing Classes:
TTestImpl
public interface TTest
An interface for Student's ttests.Tests can be:
 Onesample or twosample
 Onesided or twosided
 Paired or unpaired (for twosample tests)
 Homoscedastic (equal variance assumption) or heteroscedastic (for two sample tests)
 Fixed significance level (booleanvalued) or returning pvalues.
Test statistics are available for all tests. Methods including "Test" in in their names perform tests, all other methods return tstatistics. Among the "Test" methods,
double
valued methods return pvalues;boolean
valued methods perform fixed significance level tests. Significance levels are always specified as numbers between 0 and 0.5 (e.g. tests at the 95% level usealpha=0.05
).Input to tests can be either
double[]
arrays orStatisticalSummary
instances.


Method Summary
All Methods Instance Methods Abstract Methods Modifier and Type Method Description double
homoscedasticT(double[] sample1, double[] sample2)
Computes a 2sample t statistic, under the hypothesis of equal subpopulation variances.double
homoscedasticT(StatisticalSummary sampleStats1, StatisticalSummary sampleStats2)
Computes a 2sample t statistic, comparing the means of the datasets described by twoStatisticalSummary
instances, under the assumption of equal subpopulation variances.double
homoscedasticTTest(double[] sample1, double[] sample2)
Returns the observed significance level, or pvalue, associated with a twosample, twotailed ttest comparing the means of the input arrays, under the assumption that the two samples are drawn from subpopulations with equal variances.boolean
homoscedasticTTest(double[] sample1, double[] sample2, double alpha)
Performs a twosided ttest evaluating the null hypothesis thatsample1
andsample2
are drawn from populations with the same mean, with significance levelalpha
, assuming that the subpopulation variances are equal.double
homoscedasticTTest(StatisticalSummary sampleStats1, StatisticalSummary sampleStats2)
Returns the observed significance level, or pvalue, associated with a twosample, twotailed ttest comparing the means of the datasets described by two StatisticalSummary instances, under the hypothesis of equal subpopulation variances.double
pairedT(double[] sample1, double[] sample2)
Computes a paired, 2sample tstatistic based on the data in the input arrays.double
pairedTTest(double[] sample1, double[] sample2)
Returns the observed significance level, or pvalue, associated with a paired, twosample, twotailed ttest based on the data in the input arrays.boolean
pairedTTest(double[] sample1, double[] sample2, double alpha)
Performs a paired ttest evaluating the null hypothesis that the mean of the paired differences betweensample1
andsample2
is 0 in favor of the twosided alternative that the mean paired difference is not equal to 0, with significance levelalpha
.double
t(double[] sample1, double[] sample2)
Computes a 2sample t statistic, without the hypothesis of equal subpopulation variances.double
t(double mu, double[] observed)
Computes a t statistic given observed values and a comparison constant.double
t(double mu, StatisticalSummary sampleStats)
double
t(StatisticalSummary sampleStats1, StatisticalSummary sampleStats2)
Computes a 2sample t statistic , comparing the means of the datasets described by twoStatisticalSummary
instances, without the assumption of equal subpopulation variances.double
tTest(double[] sample1, double[] sample2)
Returns the observed significance level, or pvalue, associated with a twosample, twotailed ttest comparing the means of the input arrays.boolean
tTest(double[] sample1, double[] sample2, double alpha)
Performs a twosided ttest evaluating the null hypothesis thatsample1
andsample2
are drawn from populations with the same mean, with significance levelalpha
.double
tTest(double mu, double[] sample)
Returns the observed significance level, or pvalue, associated with a onesample, twotailed ttest comparing the mean of the input array with the constantmu
.boolean
tTest(double mu, double[] sample, double alpha)
Performs a twosided ttest evaluating the null hypothesis that the mean of the population from whichsample
is drawn equalsmu
.double
tTest(double mu, StatisticalSummary sampleStats)
Returns the observed significance level, or pvalue, associated with a onesample, twotailed ttest comparing the mean of the dataset described bysampleStats
with the constantmu
.boolean
tTest(double mu, StatisticalSummary sampleStats, double alpha)
Performs a twosided ttest evaluating the null hypothesis that the mean of the population from which the dataset described bystats
is drawn equalsmu
.double
tTest(StatisticalSummary sampleStats1, StatisticalSummary sampleStats2)
Returns the observed significance level, or pvalue, associated with a twosample, twotailed ttest comparing the means of the datasets described by two StatisticalSummary instances.boolean
tTest(StatisticalSummary sampleStats1, StatisticalSummary sampleStats2, double alpha)
Performs a twosided ttest evaluating the null hypothesis thatsampleStats1
andsampleStats2
describe datasets drawn from populations with the same mean, with significance levelalpha
.



Method Detail

pairedT
double pairedT(double[] sample1, double[] sample2) throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException, MathException
Computes a paired, 2sample tstatistic based on the data in the input arrays. The tstatistic returned is equivalent to what would be returned by computing the onesample tstatistict(double, double[])
, withmu = 0
and the sample array consisting of the (signed) differences between corresponding entries insample1
andsample2.
Preconditions:
 The input arrays must have the same length and their common length must be at least 2.
 Parameters:
sample1
 array of sample data valuessample2
 array of sample data values Returns:
 t statistic
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not metMathException
 if the statistic can not be computed do to a convergence or other numerical error.

pairedTTest
double pairedTTest(double[] sample1, double[] sample2) throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException, MathException
Returns the observed significance level, or pvalue, associated with a paired, twosample, twotailed ttest based on the data in the input arrays.The number returned is the smallest significance level at which one can reject the null hypothesis that the mean of the paired differences is 0 in favor of the twosided alternative that the mean paired difference is not equal to 0. For a onesided test, divide the returned value by 2.
This test is equivalent to a onesample ttest computed using
tTest(double, double[])
withmu = 0
and the sample array consisting of the signed differences between corresponding elements ofsample1
andsample2.
Usage Note:
The validity of the pvalue depends on the assumptions of the parametric ttest procedure, as discussed herePreconditions:
 The input array lengths must be the same and their common length must be at least 2.
 Parameters:
sample1
 array of sample data valuessample2
 array of sample data values Returns:
 pvalue for ttest
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not metMathException
 if an error occurs computing the pvalue

pairedTTest
boolean pairedTTest(double[] sample1, double[] sample2, double alpha) throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException, MathException
Performs a paired ttest evaluating the null hypothesis that the mean of the paired differences betweensample1
andsample2
is 0 in favor of the twosided alternative that the mean paired difference is not equal to 0, with significance levelalpha
.Returns
true
iff the null hypothesis can be rejected with confidence1  alpha
. To perform a 1sided test, usealpha * 2
Usage Note:
The validity of the test depends on the assumptions of the parametric ttest procedure, as discussed herePreconditions:
 The input array lengths must be the same and their common length must be at least 2.

0 < alpha < 0.5
 Parameters:
sample1
 array of sample data valuessample2
 array of sample data valuesalpha
 significance level of the test Returns:
 true if the null hypothesis can be rejected with confidence 1  alpha
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the preconditions are not metMathException
 if an error occurs performing the test

t
double t(double mu, double[] observed) throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
Computes a t statistic given observed values and a comparison constant.This statistic can be used to perform a one sample ttest for the mean.
Preconditions:
 The observed array length must be at least 2.
 Parameters:
mu
 comparison constantobserved
 array of values Returns:
 t statistic
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if input array length is less than 2

t
double t(double mu, StatisticalSummary sampleStats) throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
Computes a t statistic to use in comparing the mean of the dataset described bysampleStats
tomu
.This statistic can be used to perform a one sample ttest for the mean.
Preconditions:
observed.getN() > = 2
.
 Parameters:
mu
 comparison constantsampleStats
 DescriptiveStatistics holding sample summary statitstics Returns:
 t statistic
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met

homoscedasticT
double homoscedasticT(double[] sample1, double[] sample2) throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
Computes a 2sample t statistic, under the hypothesis of equal subpopulation variances. To compute a tstatistic without the equal variances hypothesis, uset(double[], double[])
.This statistic can be used to perform a (homoscedastic) twosample ttest to compare sample means.
The tstatisitc is
t = (m1  m2) / (sqrt(1/n1 +1/n2) sqrt(var))
where
n1
is the size of first sample;n2
is the size of second sample;m1
is the mean of first sample;m2
is the mean of second sample
var
is the pooled variance estimate:var = sqrt(((n1  1)var1 + (n2  1)var2) / ((n11) + (n21)))
with
var1
the variance of the first sample and
var2
the variance of the second sample.Preconditions:
 The observed array lengths must both be at least 2.


 Parameters:
sample1
 array of sample data values
sample2
 array of sample data values
 Returns:
 t statistic
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met

t
double t(double[] sample1,
double[] sample2)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
Computes a 2sample t statistic, without the hypothesis of equal
subpopulation variances. To compute a tstatistic assuming equal
variances, use homoscedasticT(double[], double[])
.
This statistic can be used to perform a twosample ttest to compare
sample means.
The tstatisitc is
t = (m1  m2) / sqrt(var1/n1 + var2/n2)
where n1
is the size of the first sample
n2
is the size of the second sample;
m1
is the mean of the first sample;
m2
is the mean of the second sample;
var1
is the variance of the first sample;
var2
is the variance of the second sample;
Preconditions:
 The observed array lengths must both be at least 2.
 Parameters:
sample1
 array of sample data values
sample2
 array of sample data values
 Returns:
 t statistic
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met

t
double t(StatisticalSummary sampleStats1,
StatisticalSummary sampleStats2)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
Computes a 2sample t statistic , comparing the means of the datasets
described by two StatisticalSummary
instances, without the
assumption of equal subpopulation variances. Use
homoscedasticT(StatisticalSummary, StatisticalSummary)
to
compute a tstatistic under the equal variances assumption.
This statistic can be used to perform a twosample ttest to compare
sample means.
The returned tstatisitc is
t = (m1  m2) / sqrt(var1/n1 + var2/n2)
where n1
is the size of the first sample;
n2
is the size of the second sample;
m1
is the mean of the first sample;
m2
is the mean of the second sample
var1
is the variance of the first sample;
var2
is the variance of the second sample
Preconditions:
 The datasets described by the two Univariates must each contain
at least 2 observations.
 Parameters:
sampleStats1
 StatisticalSummary describing data from the first sample
sampleStats2
 StatisticalSummary describing data from the second sample
 Returns:
 t statistic
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met

homoscedasticT
double homoscedasticT(StatisticalSummary sampleStats1,
StatisticalSummary sampleStats2)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
Computes a 2sample t statistic, comparing the means of the datasets
described by two StatisticalSummary
instances, under the
assumption of equal subpopulation variances. To compute a tstatistic
without the equal variances assumption, use
t(StatisticalSummary, StatisticalSummary)
.
This statistic can be used to perform a (homoscedastic) twosample
ttest to compare sample means.
The tstatisitc returned is
t = (m1  m2) / (sqrt(1/n1 +1/n2) sqrt(var))
where n1
is the size of first sample;
n2
is the size of second sample;
m1
is the mean of first sample;
m2
is the mean of second sample
and var
is the pooled variance estimate:
var = sqrt(((n1  1)var1 + (n2  1)var2) / ((n11) + (n21)))
with var1
the variance of the first sample and
var2
the variance of the second sample.
Preconditions:
 The datasets described by the two Univariates must each contain
at least 2 observations.
 Parameters:
sampleStats1
 StatisticalSummary describing data from the first sample
sampleStats2
 StatisticalSummary describing data from the second sample
 Returns:
 t statistic
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met

tTest
double tTest(double mu,
double[] sample)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException,
MathException
Returns the observed significance level, or
pvalue, associated with a onesample, twotailed ttest
comparing the mean of the input array with the constant mu
.
The number returned is the smallest significance level
at which one can reject the null hypothesis that the mean equals
mu
in favor of the twosided alternative that the mean
is different from mu
. For a onesided test, divide the
returned value by 2.
Usage Note:
The validity of the test depends on the assumptions of the parametric
ttest procedure, as discussed
here
Preconditions:
 The observed array length must be at least 2.
 Parameters:
mu
 constant value to compare sample mean against
sample
 array of sample data values
 Returns:
 pvalue
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met
MathException
 if an error occurs computing the pvalue

tTest
boolean tTest(double mu,
double[] sample,
double alpha)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException,
MathException
Performs a
twosided ttest evaluating the null hypothesis that the mean of the population from
which sample
is drawn equals mu
.
Returns true
iff the null hypothesis can be
rejected with confidence 1  alpha
. To
perform a 1sided test, use alpha * 2
Examples:
 To test the (2sided) hypothesis
sample mean = mu
at
the 95% level, use
tTest(mu, sample, 0.05)
 To test the (onesided) hypothesis
sample mean < mu
at the 99% level, first verify that the measured sample mean is less
than mu
and then use
tTest(mu, sample, 0.02)
Usage Note:
The validity of the test depends on the assumptions of the onesample
parametric ttest procedure, as discussed
here
Preconditions:
 The observed array length must be at least 2.
 Parameters:
mu
 constant value to compare sample mean against
sample
 array of sample data values
alpha
 significance level of the test
 Returns:
 pvalue
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met
MathException
 if an error computing the pvalue

tTest
double tTest(double mu,
StatisticalSummary sampleStats)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException,
MathException
Returns the observed significance level, or
pvalue, associated with a onesample, twotailed ttest
comparing the mean of the dataset described by sampleStats
with the constant mu
.
The number returned is the smallest significance level
at which one can reject the null hypothesis that the mean equals
mu
in favor of the twosided alternative that the mean
is different from mu
. For a onesided test, divide the
returned value by 2.
Usage Note:
The validity of the test depends on the assumptions of the parametric
ttest procedure, as discussed
here
Preconditions:
 The sample must contain at least 2 observations.
 Parameters:
mu
 constant value to compare sample mean against
sampleStats
 StatisticalSummary describing sample data
 Returns:
 pvalue
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met
MathException
 if an error occurs computing the pvalue

tTest
boolean tTest(double mu,
StatisticalSummary sampleStats,
double alpha)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException,
MathException
Performs a
twosided ttest evaluating the null hypothesis that the mean of the
population from which the dataset described by stats
is
drawn equals mu
.
Returns true
iff the null hypothesis can be rejected with
confidence 1  alpha
. To perform a 1sided test, use
alpha * 2.
Examples:
 To test the (2sided) hypothesis
sample mean = mu
at
the 95% level, use
tTest(mu, sampleStats, 0.05)
 To test the (onesided) hypothesis
sample mean < mu
at the 99% level, first verify that the measured sample mean is less
than mu
and then use
tTest(mu, sampleStats, 0.02)
Usage Note:
The validity of the test depends on the assumptions of the onesample
parametric ttest procedure, as discussed
here
Preconditions:
 The sample must include at least 2 observations.
 Parameters:
mu
 constant value to compare sample mean against
sampleStats
 StatisticalSummary describing sample data values
alpha
 significance level of the test
 Returns:
 pvalue
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met
MathException
 if an error occurs computing the pvalue

tTest
double tTest(double[] sample1,
double[] sample2)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException,
MathException
Returns the observed significance level, or
pvalue, associated with a twosample, twotailed ttest
comparing the means of the input arrays.
The number returned is the smallest significance level
at which one can reject the null hypothesis that the two means are
equal in favor of the twosided alternative that they are different.
For a onesided test, divide the returned value by 2.
The test does not assume that the underlying popuation variances are
equal and it uses approximated degrees of freedom computed from the
sample data to compute the pvalue. The tstatistic used is as defined in
t(double[], double[])
and the WelchSatterthwaite approximation
to the degrees of freedom is used,
as described
here. To perform the test under the assumption of equal subpopulation
variances, use homoscedasticTTest(double[], double[])
.
Usage Note:
The validity of the pvalue depends on the assumptions of the parametric
ttest procedure, as discussed
here
Preconditions:
 The observed array lengths must both be at least 2.
 Parameters:
sample1
 array of sample data values
sample2
 array of sample data values
 Returns:
 pvalue for ttest
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met
MathException
 if an error occurs computing the pvalue

homoscedasticTTest
double homoscedasticTTest(double[] sample1,
double[] sample2)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException,
MathException
Returns the observed significance level, or
pvalue, associated with a twosample, twotailed ttest
comparing the means of the input arrays, under the assumption that
the two samples are drawn from subpopulations with equal variances.
To perform the test without the equal variances assumption, use
tTest(double[], double[])
.
The number returned is the smallest significance level
at which one can reject the null hypothesis that the two means are
equal in favor of the twosided alternative that they are different.
For a onesided test, divide the returned value by 2.
A pooled variance estimate is used to compute the tstatistic. See
homoscedasticT(double[], double[])
. The sum of the sample sizes
minus 2 is used as the degrees of freedom.
Usage Note:
The validity of the pvalue depends on the assumptions of the parametric
ttest procedure, as discussed
here
Preconditions:
 The observed array lengths must both be at least 2.
 Parameters:
sample1
 array of sample data values
sample2
 array of sample data values
 Returns:
 pvalue for ttest
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met
MathException
 if an error occurs computing the pvalue

tTest
boolean tTest(double[] sample1,
double[] sample2,
double alpha)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException,
MathException
Performs a
twosided ttest evaluating the null hypothesis that sample1
and sample2
are drawn from populations with the same mean,
with significance level alpha
. This test does not assume
that the subpopulation variances are equal. To perform the test assuming
equal variances, use
homoscedasticTTest(double[], double[], double)
.
Returns true
iff the null hypothesis that the means are
equal can be rejected with confidence 1  alpha
. To
perform a 1sided test, use alpha * 2
See t(double[], double[])
for the formula used to compute the
tstatistic. Degrees of freedom are approximated using the
WelchSatterthwaite approximation.
Examples:
 To test the (2sided) hypothesis
mean 1 = mean 2
at
the 95% level, use
tTest(sample1, sample2, 0.05).
 To test the (onesided) hypothesis
mean 1 < mean 2
,
at the 99% level, first verify that the measured mean of sample 1
is less than the mean of sample 2
and then use
tTest(sample1, sample2, 0.02)
Usage Note:
The validity of the test depends on the assumptions of the parametric
ttest procedure, as discussed
here
Preconditions:
 The observed array lengths must both be at least 2.

0 < alpha < 0.5
 Parameters:
sample1
 array of sample data values
sample2
 array of sample data values
alpha
 significance level of the test
 Returns:
 true if the null hypothesis can be rejected with
confidence 1  alpha
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the preconditions are not met
MathException
 if an error occurs performing the test

homoscedasticTTest
boolean homoscedasticTTest(double[] sample1,
double[] sample2,
double alpha)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException,
MathException
Performs a
twosided ttest evaluating the null hypothesis that sample1
and sample2
are drawn from populations with the same mean,
with significance level alpha
, assuming that the
subpopulation variances are equal. Use
tTest(double[], double[], double)
to perform the test without
the assumption of equal variances.
Returns true
iff the null hypothesis that the means are
equal can be rejected with confidence 1  alpha
. To
perform a 1sided test, use alpha * 2.
To perform the test
without the assumption of equal subpopulation variances, use
tTest(double[], double[], double)
.
A pooled variance estimate is used to compute the tstatistic. See
t(double[], double[])
for the formula. The sum of the sample
sizes minus 2 is used as the degrees of freedom.
Examples:
 To test the (2sided) hypothesis
mean 1 = mean 2
at
the 95% level, use
tTest(sample1, sample2, 0.05).
 To test the (onesided) hypothesis
mean 1 < mean 2,
at the 99% level, first verify that the measured mean of
sample 1
is less than the mean of sample 2
and then use
tTest(sample1, sample2, 0.02)
Usage Note:
The validity of the test depends on the assumptions of the parametric
ttest procedure, as discussed
here
Preconditions:
 The observed array lengths must both be at least 2.

0 < alpha < 0.5
 Parameters:
sample1
 array of sample data values
sample2
 array of sample data values
alpha
 significance level of the test
 Returns:
 true if the null hypothesis can be rejected with
confidence 1  alpha
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the preconditions are not met
MathException
 if an error occurs performing the test

tTest
double tTest(StatisticalSummary sampleStats1,
StatisticalSummary sampleStats2)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException,
MathException
Returns the observed significance level, or
pvalue, associated with a twosample, twotailed ttest
comparing the means of the datasets described by two StatisticalSummary
instances.
The number returned is the smallest significance level
at which one can reject the null hypothesis that the two means are
equal in favor of the twosided alternative that they are different.
For a onesided test, divide the returned value by 2.
The test does not assume that the underlying popuation variances are
equal and it uses approximated degrees of freedom computed from the
sample data to compute the pvalue. To perform the test assuming
equal variances, use
homoscedasticTTest(StatisticalSummary, StatisticalSummary)
.
Usage Note:
The validity of the pvalue depends on the assumptions of the parametric
ttest procedure, as discussed
here
Preconditions:
 The datasets described by the two Univariates must each contain
at least 2 observations.
 Parameters:
sampleStats1
 StatisticalSummary describing data from the first sample
sampleStats2
 StatisticalSummary describing data from the second sample
 Returns:
 pvalue for ttest
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met
MathException
 if an error occurs computing the pvalue

homoscedasticTTest
double homoscedasticTTest(StatisticalSummary sampleStats1,
StatisticalSummary sampleStats2)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException,
MathException
Returns the observed significance level, or
pvalue, associated with a twosample, twotailed ttest
comparing the means of the datasets described by two StatisticalSummary
instances, under the hypothesis of equal subpopulation variances. To
perform a test without the equal variances assumption, use
tTest(StatisticalSummary, StatisticalSummary)
.
The number returned is the smallest significance level
at which one can reject the null hypothesis that the two means are
equal in favor of the twosided alternative that they are different.
For a onesided test, divide the returned value by 2.
See homoscedasticT(double[], double[])
for the formula used to
compute the tstatistic. The sum of the sample sizes minus 2 is used as
the degrees of freedom.
Usage Note:
The validity of the pvalue depends on the assumptions of the parametric
ttest procedure, as discussed
here
Preconditions:
 The datasets described by the two Univariates must each contain
at least 2 observations.
 Parameters:
sampleStats1
 StatisticalSummary describing data from the first sample
sampleStats2
 StatisticalSummary describing data from the second sample
 Returns:
 pvalue for ttest
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the precondition is not met
MathException
 if an error occurs computing the pvalue

tTest
boolean tTest(StatisticalSummary sampleStats1,
StatisticalSummary sampleStats2,
double alpha)
throws java.lang.IllegalArgumentException,
MathException
Performs a
twosided ttest evaluating the null hypothesis that
sampleStats1
and sampleStats2
describe
datasets drawn from populations with the same mean, with significance
level alpha
. This test does not assume that the
subpopulation variances are equal. To perform the test under the equal
variances assumption, use
homoscedasticTTest(StatisticalSummary, StatisticalSummary)
.
Returns true
iff the null hypothesis that the means are
equal can be rejected with confidence 1  alpha
. To
perform a 1sided test, use alpha * 2
See t(double[], double[])
for the formula used to compute the
tstatistic. Degrees of freedom are approximated using the
WelchSatterthwaite approximation.
Examples:
 To test the (2sided) hypothesis
mean 1 = mean 2
at
the 95%, use
tTest(sampleStats1, sampleStats2, 0.05)
 To test the (onesided) hypothesis
mean 1 < mean 2
at the 99% level, first verify that the measured mean of
sample 1
is less than the mean of sample 2
and then use
tTest(sampleStats1, sampleStats2, 0.02)
Usage Note:
The validity of the test depends on the assumptions of the parametric
ttest procedure, as discussed
here
Preconditions:
 The datasets described by the two Univariates must each contain
at least 2 observations.

0 < alpha < 0.5
 Parameters:
sampleStats1
 StatisticalSummary describing sample data values
sampleStats2
 StatisticalSummary describing sample data values
alpha
 significance level of the test
 Returns:
 true if the null hypothesis can be rejected with
confidence 1  alpha
 Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException
 if the preconditions are not met
MathException
 if an error occurs performing the test