Mann-Kendall trend test

A non-parametric test for trend. Requires a single column of data. Missing values are deleted, and n adjusted accordingly. The procedure follows Gilbert (1987). Data x1, ... xn are assumed to be ordered in sequence of collection time, or in spatial sequence.

The test statistic S will be negative for a negative trend, zero for no trend, and positive for an increasing trend.

For n<=10, the p value is taken from a table of exact values (Gilbert 1987). For n>10, a normal approximation is used.

For mathematical details, see the Past manual.


Gilbert, R.O. 1987. Statistical methods for environmental pollution monitoring. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.

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