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A Computer Method for Calculating Kendall's Tau with Ungrouped Data

William R. Knight
Journal of the American Statistical Association
Vol. 61, No. 314, Part 1 (Jun., 1966), pp. 436-439
DOI: 10.2307/2282833
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2282833
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A Computer Method for Calculating Kendall's Tau with Ungrouped Data
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Abstract

Adapting the usual manual methods of computing Kendall's tau to automatic computation result in a running time of order N2. A method is described with running time of order N log N.

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