correlation coefficient


: a number or function that indicates the degree of correlation between two sets of data or between two random variables and that is equal to their covariance divided by the product of their standard deviations

Examples of correlation coefficient in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The correlation coefficient between someone's 30-day interest rating, and their average daily score, was r=0.70. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 29 June 2013 The reliability of the neural responses to emotions was defined using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 24 May 2017 Lyvers et al did a survey study of 106 university students and found that alexithymia was correlated with the amount of caffeine consumed per day (p < 0.01, correlation coefficient r = 0.26). Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 18 Sep. 2014 The 90-day correlation coefficient of Bitcoin and the tech gauge now stands above 0.68, the highest such reading in Bloomberg data going back to 2010. Vildana Hajric, Fortune, 10 May 2022 The 90-day correlation coefficient of the coin and a basket of non-profitable tech stocks now stands above 0.60, the highest such reading on record. Vildana Hajric, Fortune, 18 Apr. 2022 Bitcoin has, as of late, sung the tune of the stock market, with the 100-day correlation coefficient of the coin and the S&P 500 now standing at 0.44. Emily Graffeo, Fortune, 7 Jan. 2022 That’s a lot to risk on a 0.14 correlation coefficient. Brad Federman, Forbes, 15 June 2021 The table below shows the correlation coefficient between Biden’s support and the share of people in a county reporting certain ancestries—only those reported by at least 2 million people are included. Dan Kopf, Quartz, 19 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of correlation coefficient was in 1895

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“Correlation coefficient.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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