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Correlation between log-transformed BLAST statistics.

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posted on 2009-10-21, 02:33 authored by Brenton Louie, Roger Higdon, Eugene Kolker

BLAST statistics are generally highly correlated with each other. If two variables are highly correlated the information they provide about a response variable (i.e. RIC) is not independent. Generally only one of the variables in this case will add significant predictive power to a statistical model.