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Re: Correlating binary variables

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  • Subject: [mg70308] Re: Correlating binary variables
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 05:37:39 -0400 (EDT)

On 10/11/06 at 1:53 AM, micky at hotmail.com (mickey) wrote:


>I have a problem where I am trying to find the correlation between a
>series of binary variables.

>10101000101010010 11010010100101001 01010010100100101

>and so on. What is good way of going about this? Linear regression
>doesnt seem to be that good a way of doing things when both
>variables are binary.

You haven't really defined what you mean by "correlation between 
a series of binary variables" nor have you said anything as to 
what you plan to do with this information.

Possibly a non-parametric measure of correlation such as 
Kendall's tau will do. Take a look at the function 
KendallRankCorrelation in the package Statistics`MultiDescriptiveStatistics.

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