Mann-Kendall is a non-parametric statistical test to determine the existence or absence of a trend at a given statistical significance. The slope of the line describing the trend could still be determined using a least-squares fit (or other suitable method) after the determination of whether a trend exists.

Yes. Nice work. I do have a curiosity question. I am unfamiliar with the Mann-Kendall test but since it yields a straight line fit I am wondering what is the advantage over a straight line lease squares fit. This would also give correlation coefficients. You must have tried it.

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