# statsmodels.stats.weightstats.CompareMeans.ztest_ind¶

method

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

z-test for the null hypothesis of identical means

Parameters
x1array_like, 1-D or 2-D

first of the two independent samples, see notes for 2-D case

x2array_like, 1-D or 2-D

second of the two independent samples, see notes for 2-D case

alternativestring

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

usevarstring, ‘pooled’ or ‘unequal’

If pooled, then the standard deviation of the samples is assumed to be the same. If unequal, then the standard deviations of the samples may be different.

valuefloat

difference between the means under the Null hypothesis.

Returns
tstatfloat

test statisic

pvaluefloat

pvalue of the z-test