Significance Test for Kendall’s Tau-b

April 15, 2012

(This article was first published on R Tutorial, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

A variation of the standard definition of Kendall correlation coefficient is necessary in
order to deal with data samples with tied ranks. It known as the Kendall’s tau-b
coefficient and is more effective in determining whether two non-parametric data samples with ties are correlated.

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