[R] Correlation matrices

Charles C. Berry cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu
Thu Jul 27 07:04:11 CEST 2000

"Patrik Waldmann" <Patrik.Waldmann at sysbot.lu.se> asked:

PW> are there any good methods in R that will test if two correlation
PW> matrices (obtained in different ways) are equal? Something better than
PW> the Mantel test would be preferable.

and from the reponses, it would appear that the answer is 'no'.

However, the methods outlined in:

Beran, R. and M Srivistava (1985) Bootstrap tests and confidence 
regions for functions of a covariance matrix, Annals of Statistics 
13:95-115, 1985.

would be easy enough to implement and do not require MVN

All that is required is to estimate the covariance structure under the
desired null model, to compute a statistic that measures departures
from the null, and the computation of matrix square roots, if I

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