[R] rank correlation and distance between two different matrices

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon May 12 09:28:03 CEST 2003

Apply these to c/rbind(A,B) and extract the part of the result which you 

On Mon, 12 May 2003, Luca De Benedictis wrote:

> in package Hmisc  `rcorr' computes a matrix of Spearman's `rho' rank
> correlation coefficients for all possible pairs of columns of a matrix.
> What if I want a matrix of  rank correlation coefficients for pair of
> columns of two different matrices?
> I have the same question about distance metrics in package Vegan. The
> function 'vegdist' computes distance indexes for all possible pairs of
> row of a matrix. What if I am interested in comparing each single row of
> matrix A with the correspondent row of matrix B?

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