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Simple Questions Involving Spearmans Coefficent

  1. Mar 22, 2005 #1
    I have a quick question about Spearmans Coefficient of Rank Correlation. If the value is 1 then are the points on the graph linear?

    If yes, thanks.

    If no, im slightly confused (unless the value can be 1 for points that increase in multiples or something)

    :grumpy:
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2005 #2
    If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, then for the two values +1 and -1 the points are on a straight line. If the line has positive slope then it will be +1 and if negative slope then -1.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2005 #3
    Yeah so if the value is 1 then the line will be straight (linear)

    nice
     
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