Covalent Covariant

Covariance

Meanings and phrases

covariance

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n.
  1. (statistics) the mean value of the product of the deviations of two variates from their respective means

covariance matrix

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E.g.
  • The covariance matrix encodes the mutual variance of several random variables.
  • Each axis on a PCA plot is an eigenvector of the covariance matrix of shape variables.
  • If the number of clusters is low the estimated covariance matrix can be downward biased.
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