Re: [R] Correlation Matrix

From: Jeremy Miles <>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 12:21:54 -0700

On 7 April 2011 12:09, Dmitry Berman <> wrote:
> Listers,
> I have a question regarding correlation matrices. It is fairly straight
> forward to build a correlation matrix of an entire data frame. I simply use
> the command cor(MyDataFrame). However, what I would like to do is construct
> a smaller correlation matrix using just three of the variable out of my data
> set.
> When I run this:
> cor(MyDataFrame$variable1, MyDataFrame$variable2,MyDataFrame$variable3) I
> get an error.

> Is there a way to do this through a built in function or is this something I
> have to construct manually?

You can use cbind().

cor(cbind(MyDataFrame$variable1, MyDataFrame$variable2,MyDataFrame$variable3) )

Jeremy mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Thu 07 Apr 2011 - 19:27:21 GMT

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