Test of Structure of a Covariance Matrix given by Srivastava et al. 2011.

Srivastava2011(x, Sigma = "identity", ...)





Population covariance matrix


other options passed to covTest method


A list with class "htest" containing the following components:

statistic the value of equality of covariance test statistic
parameter the degrees of freedom for the chi-squared statistic
p.value the p=value for the test
estimate the estimated covariances if less than 5 dimensions
null.value the specified hypothesized value of the covariance difference
alternative a character string describing the alternative hyposthesis
method a character string indicating what type of equality of covariance test was performed


The structureCovariances function is a wrapper function that formats the data for the specific covTest functions.


Srivastava, M. S., Kollo, T., and Rosen, D. von. (2011). Some Tests for the Covariance Matrix with Fewer Observations then the Dimension Under Non-normality. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 102(6), 1090-1103. 10.1016/j.jmva.2011.03.003


Srivastava2011(as.matrix(iris[1:50, 1:4]))
#> #> Srivastava et al. 2011 Test of Covariance Matrix Structure #> #> data: #> Standard Normal = 21.049, Mean = 0, Variance = 1, p-value < 2.2e-16 #> alternative hypothesis: true difference between the Sample Covariance Matrix and the Null Covariance Matrix Structure is not equal to 0 #> sample estimates: #> Sepal.Length Sepal.Width Petal.Length Petal.Width #> Sepal.Length 0.12424898 0.099216327 0.016355102 0.010330612 #> Sepal.Width 0.09921633 0.143689796 0.011697959 0.009297959 #> Petal.Length 0.01635510 0.011697959 0.030159184 0.006069388 #> Petal.Width 0.01033061 0.009297959 0.006069388 0.011106122 #>