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ANOVA vs t-test

What is the importance of ANOVA in statistics? How does ANOVA differ from the t-test?

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Analysis of variance (ANOVA) is used to uncover the main and interaction effects of categorical independent variables (called "factors") on an interval dependent variable. The key statistic in ANOVA is the F-test of difference of group means, testing if the means ...

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173 words to outlines the benefits of ANOVA and how it differs to a standard t-test.