# vartest2

Hypothesis test for the variances of two samples.

## Syntax

[h,pvalue,ci] = vartest2(x,y)

[h,pvalue,ci] = vartest2(x,y,name,value)

## Inputs

`x,y`- Data samples to be tested.
`name`- Name of an option whose value follows. Multiple name/value pairs are allowed. The supported options are alpha and dim.
`value`- Value for the preceeding option name.

## Outputs

- h
`0`if the null hypothesis is accepted.`1`if the null hypothesis is rejected.- p_value
- The p-value of the test.
- ci
- A 100*(1-alpha)% confidence interval for the ratio of population variances (x to y).

## Example

Vector vartest2 example.

```
x = [11.9 18.2 7.9 9.6 6.7 11.2 5.9 12.1 -2 16.3 14.3 -2.4 1.7 -5.6 -9.1 2.2 8.2 8.4 21 -6.1]
y = [16.6 -0.4 7 8.8 6.3 11.2 9.2 9.8 11.9 7.4 12.1 9.8 13 13 -4.6 17.7 15.7 13.6 6.7 11.8]
[h,p_value,ci] = vartest2(x,y)
```

```
h = 0
pvalue = 0.054256
ci = [Matrix] 1 x 2
0.98297 6.2742
```

## Comments

vartest2 is a 2 sample F test and assumes that the samples comes from normally distributed populations. The null hypothesis is that the two population variances are equal.