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Work on IMPALA-7426 started by Jim Apple.
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> T-test is an unreliable method for comparing non-normal distributions
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>                 Key: IMPALA-7426
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/IMPALA-7426
>             Project: IMPALA
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Infrastructure
>            Reporter: Jim Apple
>            Assignee: Jim Apple
>            Priority: Major
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> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student%27s_t-test is for normally distributed 
> variables, and many Impala benchmarks won't be formally distributed. In 
> particular, none of them will have negative run times.
> We should consider https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonparametric_statistics 
> like 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mann%E2%80%93Whitney_U_test#Comparison_to_Student's_t-test
>  in report_benchmark_results.py.



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