Hi,
Thanks for your response.
I tried to use cov() before, but got NA all over the place.
a and b1 are scalars in the example. So that is the problem. I will start
over from the formula.
Thanks again.
Sincerely,
Jialin Huang
On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM, Doran, Harold wrote:
> Can you provide sample data? This suggests that a and b1, for example, are
> scalars. If that is what you actually have then you cannot produce a
> covariance between two scalars.
>
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> > Behalf Of huang jialin
> > Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 11:43 AM
> > To: r-help@r-project.org
> > Subject: [R] how to calculate a variance and covariance matrix for a
> vector
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a vector {a, b1, b2, b3, b4}. How can I calculate the following
> > matrix:
> >
> > var(a) cov(a, b1) cov(a, b2) cov(a, b3) cov(a, b4)
> > cov(a, b1) var(b1) cov(a, b2) cov(a, b3) cov(a, b4)
> > ...
> > ...
> > cov(a, b1) cov(a, b2) cov(a, b3) cov(a, b4) var(b4)
> >
> > I would very appreciate your inputs. Thank you very much.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Jialin Huang
> >
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