On the use of r and r squared in correlation and regression

Eiiti Kasuya

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Notations for coefficients in correlation and regression are discussed. r or R, not r squared or R squared, is inappropriate to denote the coefficient of determination because of the risk of the confusion with other coefficients with different meanings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-236
Number of pages2
JournalEcological Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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