[R] (OT) Does pearson correlation assume bivariate normality of the data?

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at gmail.com
Fri May 29 09:38:15 CEST 2009

Thanks all for the on- and off-list responses. For a relevant
discussion see the "normality tests" thread [1], and specifically
another excellent overview by Thomas on the robustness of the t-test

[1] http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.r.general/86180
[2] http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lang.r.general/86353

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 11:01 PM, Thomas Lumley
<tlumley at u.washington.edu> wrote:
> This is the sort of problem (another related one is the assumptions of the
> t-test) that attracts a lot of relatively inefficient argument.

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