I'm trying to determine correlation between two structured data sets.


name: ABC
age: 3
address: xyz

name: ABC
dob: x/t/r
occupation: xyz

Is there a way to use Pearson correlation on structured data instead of variables?

  • $\begingroup$ This is more appropriate for Cross Validated. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 7, 2017 at 7:18
  • $\begingroup$ What properties do you want the measure of correlation to have? What do you want to use it for? If I propose a possible measure, how do you plan to evaluate it? What criteria will you use? (Note that cross-posting is not allowed, so please don't post the same question on Cross Validated unless you delete this copy first.) $\endgroup$
    – D.W.
    Commented Sep 7, 2017 at 22:45

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No. Pearson's correlation is a correlation measure between two variables. You might be looking for canonical correlation analysis.


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