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Date:         Fri, 18 Oct 2002 17:20:17 +0200
Reply-To:     Asesoría Bioestadística
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From:         Asesoría Bioestadística
Subject:      Re: Q: How to get non-linear correlations?
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Hi Jarod:

I Hope this helps:

"The Pearson product moment correlation coefficient r measures the degree of linear association between X and Y. In the event of nonlinear but monotonic relationships, a useful correlation coefficient is provided by the Spearman correlation coeffcient r_s, which is a Pearson type correlation computed on the ranks of X and Y, ranked separately..."

JD Jobson "Applied multivariate Data Analysis. Volume I: Regression and Experimental Design" pp 113. (Springer-Verlag, 1991)



(Sorry for the delay, my office was migrating from modem to cable-connection, and I was without Internet connection for several days. Now, I'm finally instaled in 21st century, at last!)

"Jarod_Russell, The_Pretender" ha escrito:

> Hi Marta, > > thanks fro the tip. > Do you know some literature where this is written? Because in the literature > I read this is not mentioned. > > BTW. I did found what I asked for - I can now draw the different 11 > trendlines with curvefit. :-) > > Do you or someone else know a way to make these for a lot of .sav-files? > > I wanted to check for the best R squread in each result and so make a > decision. > > Jarod > > Marta wrote: > > Spearman correlation coefficient is NOT linear, it checks for any kind of > correlation. You will get the same correlation value even if you try > different transformations of both variables. > > HTH > > Marta

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