[R] Kendall tau a, b, or c

JEFFERY REICHMAN re|chm@nj @end|ng |rom @bcg|ob@|@net
Fri Jun 15 18:07:13 CEST 2018

Dr. Carlson

Yes, just became aware of the DescTools library after working off Marcs R Code last night. Oh well now I have two options. 


On Fri, 6/15/18, David L Carlson <dcarlson using tamu.edu> wrote:

 Subject: RE: [R] Kendall tau a, b, or c
 To: "reichmanj using sbcglobal.net" <reichmanj using sbcglobal.net>, "'Marc Schwartz'" <marc_schwartz using me.com>
 Cc: "'R-help'" <r-help using R-project.org>
 Date: Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:31 AM

 Also look at the DescTools
 package for functions KendallTauA, KendallTauB,

 David L Carlson
 Department of
 Texas A&M University
 College Station, TX 77843-4352

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 June 14, 2018 4:19 PM
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 Schwartz' <marc_schwartz using me.com>
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 Thank you - that will save me some time.


 -----Original Message-----
 From: Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz using me.com>

 Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:07 PM
 To: JEFFERY REICHMAN <reichmanj using sbcglobal.net>
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 Subject: Re: [R] Kendall tau a, b, or c

 > On Jun
 14, 2018, at 4:04 PM, JEFFERY REICHMAN <reichmanj using sbcglobal.net>
 > r-help Forum
 > Is there a function to calculate either
 Kendall tau a, b, or c.  It
 appears the
 Kendall library only calculates tau b.  Just wanted to
 before writing a function to calculate
 the concordant and discordant pairs.
 its pretty easy.

 Hi Jeff,

 Take a look at my Github Gist here:


 I have b and c (among other
 measures), and supporting functions to calculate
 concordant and discordant pairs.


 Marc Schwartz

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