kstest for uniform distribution
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I have been testing the use of kstest for the detection of a discrete uniform distribution. However, I believe that I am encountering an error, or using the function incorrectly. For example, if I define a variable array
x = randi([1 4],1900,1);
where tabluate gives the following very uniform distribution
Value Count Percent
1 449 23.63%
2 482 25.37%
3 482 25.37%
4 487 25.63%
and I then run the test
kstest(x, 'CDF', [x unidcdf(x,4)])
I get a result of h = 1, i.e. rejection of the hypothesis that x is discrete uniform, which is clearly not the case (at least in my eyes). Would someone with more experience with this test potentially be able to helpfully provide an explanation as to why I'm getting this result? And whether I'm doing something wrong?
Jeff Miller on 12 Oct 2021
you can test for the fit of a discrete distribution, including uniform, with chi2gof. One of the examples (about 1/3 of the way down the page) shows how to test for a Poisson distribution. With the uniform discrete, your expected counts expCounts are just the total number of observations divided by the number of possible discrete values.