Computing and comparing correlation and regression coefficients using a pocket calculator

  • D. V. M. Bishop
Computer Technology


Programs suitable for pocket calculators using reverse Polish notation are described. Program 1 computes regression coefficients, correlation coefficient, and standard error of estimate for paired data. Program 2 performs at test to compare the slopes of two regression lines. Program 3 computes F ratios to test the departure of a regression slope from zero and to test linearity of the regression. Programs 4 and 5 test the significance of (differences between independent and correlated correlation coefficients, respectively.


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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. V. M. Bishop
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  1. 1.Neuropsychology Unit, Department of Clinical NeurologyChurchill Hospital HeadingtonOxfordEngland

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