Explaining Correlation to a Newbie to Data Analytics

“If two or more quantities vary in sympathy so that movements in one tend to be accompanied by corresponding movement in the other(s), then they are said to be correlated” – Conner.

Now if that in itself sounds like a complicated definition, then let’s try this, “Correlation is a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things.” Correlation is really one of the very basics of data analysis and is an important tool for a data analyst, as it can help define trends, make predictions and uncover root causes for certain phenomena.

Author: Mayukh Ghosh

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