Statistics question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg15121] Statistics question*From*: Peter Manaras <divvy at hol.gr>*Date*: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 03:59:18 -0500*Organization*: Hellas on Line - Pipex Intl*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

How can one find the correlation coeff of a set of data? I have loaded a set of points as data={{1,16.5},{2,15.3},{3,14.0},{4,12.5},{5,12.3},{6,14}}; and i dont know whats next Help gives an example about stiffness and strength but i cant find any relation between my set of data and the one used in the example What is going on? The correlation coeff computed when using this command concerns the linear method? In help there is correlation[xlist,ylist,ScaleMethod->method] What are the options for method? I am especially interested in the exponent, logarithmic and quadratic cases Thank you for bearing with my ignorance :) Peter Manaras