I try to understand why the number of constraints differ for the distributions in the table below, for the Chi-square goodness of fit test. I found the content in the following link.


"Degree of freedom: In Chi-Square goodness of fit test, the degree of freedom depends on the distribution of the sample. The following table shows the distribution and an associated degree of freedom:"

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    $\begingroup$ I would warmly recommend using a different statistical resource. The first hint of problems is its inability to spell "binomial;" the second is the absence of any real explanation of the information in this table; the third is the erroneous formula for the test statistic; and we could go on from there. That's hilarious in light of the site's Orwelllian motto "Advancement Through Clarity." $\endgroup$ – whuber Jan 9 at 16:31
  • $\begingroup$ I'd add to whuber's recommendation; I'm yet to follow a link to that site from a question here where I saw anything I'd recommend reading. $\endgroup$ – Glen_b -Reinstate Monica Jan 11 at 6:39

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