## Usage Note *35406: *How do I interpret the Shapiro-Wilk test for normality in JMP?

The null hypothesis for this test is that the data are normally distributed. The Prob < W value listed in the output is the p-value. If the chosen alpha level is 0.05 and the p-value is less than 0.05, then the null hypothesis that the data are normally distributed is rejected. If the
p-value is greater than 0.05, then the null hypothesis is not rejected.

#### Operating System and Release Information

JMP Software | JMP software | Macintosh | | |

MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ® for x64 | | |

Microsoft Windows 95/98 | | |

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional | | |

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation | | |

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition | | |

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition | | |

Microsoft Windows XP Professional | | |

Windows Millennium Edition (Me) | | |

Windows Vista | | |

Linux | | |

Linux for x64 | | |

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Release is the software release in which the problem is planned to be
fixed.

**Date Modified:** | 2009-04-01 16:09:38 |

**Date Created:** | 2009-04-01 10:00:48 |