The R Journal: article published in 2011, volume 3:2

Nonparametric Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Discrete Null Distributions PDF download
Taylor B. Arnold and John W. Emerson , The R Journal (2011) 3:2, pages 34-39.

Abstract Methodology extending nonparametric goodness-of-fit tests to discrete null distributions has existed for several decades. However, modern statistical software has generally failed to provide this methodology to users. We offer a revision of R’s ks.test() function and a new cvm.test() function that fill this need in the R language for two of the most popular nonparametric goodness-of-fit tests. This paper describes these contributions and provides examples of their usage. Particular attention is given to various numerical issues that arise in their implementation.

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  author = {Taylor B. Arnold and John W. Emerson},
  title = {{Nonparametric Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Discrete Null
  year = {2011},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
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  pages = {34--39},
  volume = {3},
  number = {2}