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Created June 2, 2009 01:45
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;; example of testing the significance of a correlation
;; value with a permutation test
(use '(incanter core stats charts datasets))
;; load the data
(def data (to-matrix (get-dataset :us-arrests)))
(def assault (sel data :cols 2))
(def urban-pop (sel data :cols 3))
;; get the sample correlation
(correlation assault urban-pop)
;; permute the data
(def permuted-assault (sample-permutations 5000 assault))
(def permuted-urban-pop (sample-permutations 5000 urban-pop))
;; generate a distribution of the permuted correlation values
(def permuted-corrs (map correlation
(view (histogram permuted-corrs))
(mean permuted-corrs)
(sd permuted-corrs)
;; get the 95% interval for the null hypothesis
(quantile permuted-corrs :probs [0.025 0.975])
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