# rotarod

##### Rotating Rats

The endurance time of 24 rats in two groups on a rotating cylinder.

- Keywords
- datasets

##### Usage

`rotarod`

##### Details

The rats were randomly assigned to receive a fixed oral dose of a centrally
acting muscle relaxant (`"treatment"`

) or a saline solvent
(`"control"`

). The animals were placed on a rotating cylinder and the
endurance time of each rat, i.e., the length of time each rat remained on the
cylinder, was measured up to a maximum of 300 seconds.

This dataset is the basis of a comparison of 11 different software implementations of the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test presented in Bergmann, Ludbrook and Spooren (2000).

##### Note

The empirical variance in the control group is 0 and the group medians are identical. The exact conditional \(p\)-values are 0.0373 (two-sided) and 0.0186 (one-sided). The asymptotic two-sided \(p\)-value (corrected for ties) is 0.0147.

##### Format

A data frame with 24 observations on 2 variables.

`time`

endurance time (seconds).

`group`

a factor with levels

`"control"`

and`"treatment"`

.

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
## One-sided exact Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test (p = 0.0186)
wilcox_test(time ~ group, data = rotarod, distribution = "exact",
alternative = "greater")
## Two-sided exact Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test (p = 0.0373)
wilcox_test(time ~ group, data = rotarod, distribution = "exact")
## Two-sided asymptotic Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test (p = 0.0147)
wilcox_test(time ~ group, data = rotarod)
# }
```

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