Table 1

Comparison of the distribution of linguistic complexity (LC) values in real vs. randomly generated palindromes.

Length(X), Length(Y)

Average LC of the real set

Average LC of the random set

Level of significance in Mann-Whitney test


3,0

0.769

0.841

*

3,1

0.805

0.869

**

3,2

0.867

0.893

*

4,0

0.761

0.869

**

4,1

0.831

0.886

**

4,2

0.889

0.903

**

4,3

0.897

0.913

**

5,0

0.628

0.888

**

5,1

0.687

0.899

**

5,2

0.866

0.911

*

5,3

0.828

0.918

**

5,4

0.929

0.928

NS


For a definition of X and Y in a palindrome please see Methods. NS: non-significant difference; *: significant at the level of 0.05; **: significant at the level of 0.01.

Sheari et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2008 9:274   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-9-274

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