evTestK: Bivariate Test of Extreme-Value Dependence Based on Kendall's...

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Bivariate Test of Extreme-Value Dependence Based on Kendall's Distribution


Test of extreme-value dependence based on the bivariate probability integral transformation. The test statistic is defined in Ben Ghorbal, G. Nešlehová, and Genest (2009).


evTestK(x, method = c("fsample","asymptotic","jackknife"), ties = NA, N = 100)



a data matrix.


specifies the variance estimation method; can be either "fsample" (finite-sample, the default), "asymptotic" or "jackknife".


logical; if TRUE, the original test is adapted to take the presence of ties in the coordinate samples of x into account; the default value of NA indicates that the presence/absence of ties will be checked for automatically.


number of samples to be used to estimate a bias term if ties = TRUE.


The code for this test was generously provided by Johanna G. Nešlehová. More details are available in Appendix B of Ben Ghorbal, G. Nešlehová and Genest (2009).


An object of class htest which is a list, some of the components of which are


value of the test statistic.


corresponding p-value.


Ghorbal, M. B., Genest, C., and G. Nešlehová, J. (2009) On the test of Ghoudi, Khoudraji, and Rivest for extreme-value dependence. The Canadian Journal of Statistics 37, 1–9.

Kojadinovic, I. (2017). Some copula inference procedures adapted to the presence of ties. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 112, 24–41, https://arxiv.org/abs/1609.05519.

See Also

evTestC, evTestA, evCopula, gofEVCopula, An.


## Do the data come from an extreme-value copula?
evTestK(Ug <- rCopula(200, gumbelCopula(3))) # not significant => yes, EV
    dim(Uc <- rCopula(200, claytonCopula(3)))
## Clayton:                       tests are highly significant => no, not EV
(K1 <- evTestK(Uc))
(K2 <- evTestK(Uc, method = "asymptotic"))

system.time(print(K3 <- evTestK(Uc, method = "jackknife")))
## slower: 1.06 sec (2015 intel core i7)

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