Goodness of fit tests
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Goodness of fit tests try to see if data fits a certain distribution. The Goodness of fit tests are structured in cells; the observed frequency goes in each cell. The distribution you are trying to match would have a theoretical frequency. The Chi square is summed across all cells.

Use the data values structured into cells and requires a calculated chi-square test statistic. The unknown distribution is tested, the Degrees of Freedoms varies according to the distribution.

GOF Distribution  | Degrees of Freedom

Normal | # cells – 3

Poisson | # cells – 2

Binomial | # cells – 2

Uniform | # cells – 1

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