# Mean hypotheses tests for three different samples

I have three different samples and I would like to check if the means for them differ from each other statistically. I know it is not true if I run 3 different t-test between pairs. I searched and saw ANOVA test can help. But in this case I don't have any response variable (dependent) to run the ANOVA. I have just three independent variables. (3 lists of continuous variables).

It would be really appreciated if anyone can help me. Thanks

• Exactly! Depending on your software implementation, you might have to use a command like as.factor to clarify that $1<2$ doesn't apply and are just arbitrary labels of the groups. – Dave Aug 17 '20 at 18:19