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Re: st: re: combined Correlationmatrix Pearson and Spearman + LaTeX output


From   René Geppert <geppert.rene@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: combined Correlationmatrix Pearson and Spearman + LaTeX output
Date   Wed, 17 Dec 2008 17:38:20 +0100

You are absolutely right Mr. Cox.
I totally overlooked the relevant -outtable- part of the code responsible for formatting the output.

Thank you for calling my attention to this point.

Nick Cox schrieb:
I think you are confusing three quite distinct issues. -correlate-, -pwcorr- and -spearman- all calculate results to machine precision. Each of them has their own choice of display format, which happen to be identical at %7.4f. If you pick up the correlation in r(rho), then what display format you use to print that out elsewhere is up to you. I wonder what use 5th and higher decimal places can be for correlations in any case. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
René Geppert

Still there's one question left to the code: How can I determine the number of decimals the coefficients shall be rounded to?
(pw)corr and spearman do not seem to explicitly provide for such an option.


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