=head1 NAME

Text::NSP::Measures::2D::Fisher::left - Perl module implementation of the left sided
                                        Fisher's exact test.


=head3 Basic Usage

  use Text::NSP::Measures::2D::Fisher::left;

  my $npp = 60; my $n1p = 20; my $np1 = 20;  my $n11 = 10;

  $left_value = calculateStatistic( n11=>$n11,

  if( ($errorCode = getErrorCode()))
    print STDERR $errorCode." - ".getErrorMessage();
    print getStatisticName."value for bigram is ".$left_value;


Assume that the frequency count data associated with a bigram
<word1><word2> is stored in a 2x2 contingency table:

          word2   ~word2
  word1    n11      n12 | n1p
 ~word1    n21      n22 | n2p
           np1      np2   npp

where n11 is the number of times <word1><word2> occur together, and
n12 is the number of times <word1> occurs with some word other than
word2, and n1p is the number of times in total that word1 occurs as
the first word in a bigram.

The fishers exact tests are calculated by fixing the marginal totals
and computing the hypergeometric probabilities for all the possible
contingency tables,

A left sided test is calculated by adding the probabilities of all
the possible two by two contingency tables formed by fixing the
marginal totals and changing the value of n11 to less than the given
value. A left sided Fisher's Exact Test tells us how likely it is to
randomly sample a table where n11 is less than observed. In other words,
it tells us how likely it is to sample an observation where the two words
are less dependent than currently observed.

=head2 Methods



package Text::NSP::Measures::2D::Fisher::left;

use Text::NSP::Measures::2D::Fisher;
use strict;
use Carp;
use warnings;
no warnings 'redefine';
require Exporter;


@ISA  = qw(Exporter);

@EXPORT = qw(initializeStatistic calculateStatistic
             getErrorCode getErrorMessage getStatisticName);

$VERSION = '0.97';

=item calculateStatistic() - This method computes the left sided Fishers
                             exact test.

INPUT PARAMS  : $count_values       .. Reference of an array containing
                                       the count values computed by the
                                       count.pl program.

RETURN VALUES : $left               .. Left Fisher value.


sub calculateStatistic
  my %values = @_;
  my $probabilities;

  # computes and returns the observed and marginal values from
  # the frequency combination values. returns 0 if there is an
  # error in the computation or the values are inconsistent.
  if( !(Text::NSP::Measures::2D::Fisher::getValues(\%values)) )

  my $final_limit = $n11;
  my $n11_start = $n1p + $np1 - $npp;
    $n11_start = 0;

  if( !($probabilities = Text::NSP::Measures::2D::Fisher::computeDistribution($n11_start, $final_limit)))

  my $key_n11;

  my $leftfisher=0;

  foreach $key_n11 (sort { $a <=> $b } keys %$probabilities)
    $leftfisher += exp($probabilities->{$key_n11});

  return $leftfisher;

=item getStatisticName()

Returns the name of this statistic


RETURN VALUES : $name      .. Name of the measure.


sub getStatisticName
    return "Left Fisher";



=head1 AUTHOR

Ted Pedersen,                University of Minnesota Duluth

Satanjeev Banerjee,          Carnegie Mellon University

Amruta Purandare,            University of Pittsburgh

Bridget Thomson-McInnes,     University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Saiyam Kohli,                University of Minnesota Duluth

=head1 HISTORY

Last updated: $Id: left.pm,v 1.12 2006/06/21 11:10:52 saiyam_kohli Exp $

=head1 BUGS

=head1 SEE ALSO

          author = {Pedersen, T.},
          title = {Fishing For Exactness},
          booktitle = {Proceedings of the South Central SAS User's
                      Group (SCSUG-96) Conference},
          year = {1996},
          pages = {188--200},
          month ={October},
          address = {Austin, TX}
          url = L<http://www.d.umn.edu/~tpederse/pubs.html>}




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