Correlations

Compute all pairwise attribute correlations.

Inputs
Data
input dataset
Outputs
Data
input dataset
Features
selected pair of features
Correlations
data table with correlation scores

Correlations computes Pearson or Spearman correlation scores for all pairs of features in a data set. These methods can only detect monotonic relationship.

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  1. Correlation measure:
  2. Filter for finding attribute pairs.
  3. A list of attribute pairs with correlation coefficient. Press Finished to stop computation for large datasets.
  4. Access widget help and produce report.

Example

Correlations can be computed only for numeric (continuous) features, so we will use housing as an example data set. Load it in the File widget and connect it to Correlations. Positively correlated feature pairs will be at the top of the list and negatively correlated will be at the bottom.

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Go to the most negatively correlated pair, DIS-NOX. Now connect Scatter Plot to Correlations and set two outputs, Data to Data and Features to Features. Observe how the feature pair is immediately set in the scatter plot. Looks like the two features are indeed negatively correlated.

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