F test (from Internet Glossary of Statistical Terms)

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F test
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The F test employs the statistic (F) to test various statistical hypotheses about the mean (or means) of the distributions from which a sample or a set of samples have been drawn. It is noteworthy that as demonstrated in this tutorial, the t test is a special form of the F test.