# What does Jarque-Bera test show?

## What does Jarque-Bera test show?

Goodness of fit test, The Jarque-Bera test is a goodness-of-fit test that measures if sample data has skewness and kurtosis that are similar to a normal distribution. The Jarque-Bera test statistic is always positive, and if it is not close to zero, it shows that the sample data do not have a normal distribution.

**How do you interpret the results of Jarque-Bera test?**

What the Results Mean. In general, a large J-B value indicates that errors are not normally distributed. For example, in MATLAB, a result of 1 means that the null hypothesis has been rejected at the 5% significance level. In other words, the data does not come from a normal distribution.

### How do you read the Jarque-Bera p-value?

The test p-value reflects the probability of accepting the null hypothesis. If it’s too low then you reject it. You must set the confidence level, for instance α=5%, then reject the null if p-value is below this α. In your case p-value is over 50%, which is too high to reject the null.

**Is Jarque-Bera test two sided?**

The Jarque-Bera test is a two-sided goodness-of-fit test suitable when a fully specified null distribution is unknown and its parameters must be estimated. J B = n 6 ( s 2 + ( k − 3 ) 2 4 ) , where n is the sample size, s is the sample skewness, and k is the sample kurtosis.

#### How do you test whether a distribution is normal?

For quick and visual identification of a normal distribution, use a QQ plot if you have only one variable to look at and a Box Plot if you have many. Use a histogram if you need to present your results to a non-statistical public. As a statistical test to confirm your hypothesis, use the Shapiro Wilk test.

**What does normality of data mean?**

Normality refers to a specific statistical distribution called a normal distribution, or sometimes the Gaussian distribution or bell-shaped curve. The normal distribution is a symmetrical continuous distribution defined by the mean and standard deviation of the data.

## How do you read a normality test?

In order to determine normality graphically, we can use the output of a normal Q-Q Plot. If the data are normally distributed, the data points will be close to the diagonal line. If the data points stray from the line in an obvious non-linear fashion, the data are not normally distributed.

**What is Jarque-Bera test for normality?**

The Jarque-Bera test is a goodness-of-fit test that determines whether or not sample data have skewness and kurtosis that matches a normal distribution. The test statistic of the Jarque-Bera test is always a positive number and if it’s far from zero, it indicates that the sample data do not have a normal distribution.