CompareMeans.ttest_ind(alternative='two-sided', usevar='pooled', value=0)[source]

ttest for the null hypothesis of identical means

this should also be the same as onewaygls, except for ddof differences


x1, x2 : array_like, 1-D or 2-D

two independent samples, see notes for 2-D case

alternative : string

The alternative hypothesis, H1, has to be one of the following ‘two-sided’: H1: difference in means not equal to value (default) ‘larger’ : H1: difference in means larger than value ‘smaller’ : H1: difference in means smaller than value

usevar : string, ‘pooled’ or ‘unequal’

If pooled, then the standard deviation of the samples is assumed to be the same. If unequal, then Welsh ttest with Satterthwait degrees of freedom is used

value : float

difference between the means under the Null hypothesis.


tstat : float

test statisic

pvalue : float

pvalue of the t-test

df : int or float

degrees of freedom used in the t-test


The result is independent of the user specified ddof.