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SPEARMAN2: Stata module to calculate Spearman rank correlations, extended


  • Christopher F Baum

    () (Boston College)


spearman2 performs the same functions as Stata's original spearman with one exception. If a varlist of two variables is given, spearman produces a test of the hypothesis of a zero rank correlation, and provides a p-value for that test. It does not display the test statistic. In contrast, spearman2 calculates and displays the standard error of the coefficient, and displays the t-statistic for the test as well as its degrees of freedom. These items are returned as r(rhose), r(rhot), r(rhodf) respectively.

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  • Christopher F Baum, 2005. "SPEARMAN2: Stata module to calculate Spearman rank correlations, extended," Statistical Software Components S454301, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s454301 Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install spearman2". Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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