[R] partial correlation coefficients in R?
pflugshaupt at geobot.umnw.ethz.ch
Fri Feb 25 11:34:46 CET 2000
after thorough searching of the R help files as well as S+-help, I'm coming
to the list: Is there a possibility to compute partial correlation
coefficients between multiple variables (correlation between two paired
samples with the "effects of all other variables partialled out")? All I
seem to find are the standard Pearson correlation coefficients (with cor())
and no clue as to how to convert them into partial ones. One of my books
states that"this is a computionally intensive problem and computer help is
most welcome" :-), but fails to give an algorithm. Can anyone help? Maybe
this feature already exists somewhere?
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