TD_FTest Function | F Test | Teradata Vantage - TD_FTest - Analytics Database

Database Analytic Functions

Deployment
VantageCloud
VantageCore
Edition
Enterprise
IntelliFlex
VMware
Product
Analytics Database
Release Number
17.20
Published
June 2022
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2024-04-06
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Product Category
Teradata Vantageā„¢

The F test is a parametric statistical test that measures the variability between two or more normally distributed populations. It is commonly used in data analysis and machine learning to determine the similarity or dissimilarity between data points or features in a dataset. The F statistic is calculated by comparing the ratio of two variances and assumes that the populations being compared are normally distributed.

The F test is an important concept in quality control and process improvement, where it is used to compare the variability of different production runs or batches. It is also useful in regression analysis to test the overall significance of a model or to compare the variances of the residuals in different models. The choice of distance metric for calculating the F statistic depends on the nature of the data and the problem being solved.

Overall, the F test is a tool for analyzing and comparing different populations in a dataset, and it is a fundamental concept in the field of statistics.