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scipy.stats.mstats.mannwhitneyu

scipy.stats.mstats.mannwhitneyu(x, y, use_continuity=True)[source]

Computes the Mann-Whitney statistic

Missing values in x and/or y are discarded.

Parameters:
x : sequence

Input

y : sequence

Input

use_continuity : {True, False}, optional

Whether a continuity correction (1/2.) should be taken into account.

Returns:
statistic : float

The Mann-Whitney statistics

pvalue : float

Approximate p-value assuming a normal distribution.

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