I am using SAS 9.4 . My aim is to find out whether my residual is normal or not, so i type this:

proc univariate data= residual normal; var rstd; qqplot rstd/ norml(mu=est sigma=est); run;

In my output the qqplot is clearly a straight while 4 pavlue of statistic for the normality is less then 5%.

How can i interpret this? enter image description here enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Can you show the qq-plot? $\endgroup$
    – JAD
    Oct 30, 2016 at 9:21
  • $\begingroup$ currently i don't have the computer but i can tell you the points are nearly falling on the normal line , no heavytailness $\endgroup$ Oct 30, 2016 at 9:25
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    $\begingroup$ What is your sample size? If it is large, then the p value will be low even for tiny violations of normality $\endgroup$
    – Peter Flom
    Oct 30, 2016 at 11:48
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    $\begingroup$ my sample size is 270,and i have attached the photos $\endgroup$ Oct 30, 2016 at 11:52
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    $\begingroup$ "In my output the qqplot is clearly a straight". That is a subjective statement. IMO it is not clearly a straight line. $\endgroup$ Oct 30, 2016 at 12:03


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