[R] cor.test formula

Chuck Cleland ccleland at optonline.net
Mon Dec 17 16:50:30 CET 2007

Monica Pisica wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I am interested in seeing how the p value is calculated for a t test for a correlation coefficient. I know that cor.test delivers the correlation coefficient and the t-test, p-value and the 95 confidence interval. I am interested  in how the p-value is calculated.
> Usually if i type the name of the function i get explicitly the coding of that function, but if i type
>> cor.testfunction (x, ...) UseMethod("cor.test")<environment: namespace:stats>
> So .... How can i get the coding to find out how the p-value is calculated for this function?

  The following Google search finds coding for cor.test:

cor.test site:https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/src/

  From those 6 hits, it is a short trip to the following link:


> Thanks,
> Monica
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