[R] Pearson and Spearman correlation coeffcients matrix

Douglas Bates dmbates at gmail.com
Sun Jul 3 15:12:29 CEST 2005

On 7/3/05, Nuno Soares <ndsoares at mail.telepac.pt> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've been trying to find a function that outputs the Pearson and/or Spearman
> correlation coefficients for several variables with the associated
> statistics in one single table/matrix. For what I've been able to understand
> the Stats package is only able to compute these coeficients/statistics only
> in defined pairs. This becomes time consuming when we want to determine
> these measures with, say, 10 variables or more. Does anyone knows a solution
> to this?

I believe that the cor function already does what you want.  Check




If the first argument to cor is a matrix, it returns the correlation
matrix of all the columns.

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