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Work with a data set to compute std

Asked by Mmotevasseli(alex) on 6 Mar 2019
Latest activity Edited by Mmotevasseli(alex) on 8 Mar 2019
I wanna know how should i write a function to generate correlation matrix without using functions like corr,corrcoef,corr2, etc.
i tried different way but didn't work,.
for j=1:7
for k=1:7
mj = mean(X(:,j));
mk = mean(X(:,k));
s(j,k)=1/19 * sum((X(:,j)-mj).*(X(:,k)-mk));
for l=1:7
for m=1:7
standard_dev1=sqrt(1/19 * sum((X(:,l)-ml).^2));
standard_dev2=sqrt(1/19 * sum((X(:,m)-mm).^2));
my dataset is a 20*7 matrix
main diameter of correlation must be 1.
I had trouble understanding the formula.


why don't you want to use the right tool for this job?
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1 Answer

Answer by Jos (10584)
on 6 Mar 2019

Step 1 - Write a function that calculates the correlation between two vectors X and Y with equal lengths, using the formula you can find, e.g., here:
function C = MyCorrelationFunction(X,Y)
meanX = mean(X) ;
meanY = mean(Y) ;
sdX = std(X) ;
% etc, you can implement this yourself
C = ...
Step 2 - call this function for each pair of columns in your matrix M
for a=1:size(M,2)
for b = 1:size(M,2)
MyCorrelations(a,b) = MyCorrelationFunction(M(:,a),M(:,b)) ;


Assignment has more non-singleton rhs dimensions than non-singleton subscripts
Error in test3 (line 8)
i get this error
Does your function return a single value?
For instance, what does mycorrelation([1 2 3],[1 2 4]) return?
a correlation between two vectors should be a single number.
There must be an error inside the function mycorrelation.m, I think.

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