[R] Scatterplot and Causality
lorenzo.isella at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 22:15:58 CEST 2013
On Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:27:05 +0200, Robert Baer <rbaer at atsu.edu> wrote:
> It strikes me that this is not a particularly productive approach to
> causality, particularly in an observational setting. You would need to
> design an experiment where you had a known manipulation of an
> explanatory variable and studied the change in a response variable, and
> then, you came back with the roles reversed. I don't think R or indeed
> any statistical package can help you here.
I certainly agree, but here we are not planning an experiment: we have
some data sets that were collected having something totally different in
mind and we wonder if we can extract any info about causality from them.
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