[R] total correlation

From: Weiwei Shi <helprhelp_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue 23 Jan 2007 - 22:23:15 GMT

Hi, there:

I have an idea and it needs to calculate "total correlation" for a set of variables, because I need to evalate how cohesive or related a group of variables are (If someone knows other ways to do that, please be advised! thanks!). After searching the archives and googling, I just two related functions entropy and entropy.joint while the latter only deals with two variables.

So, I am wondering if I miss something here during my search (btw, I am not very good at searching so sometimes I posted some questions which are simple by searching).

BTW, if there are functions not only dealing with discrete but also with continuous ones, it will be great !


Weiwei Shi, Ph.D
Research Scientist
GeneGO, Inc.

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