# Kendall rank correlation coefficient

Kendall rank correlation coefficient
a rank correlation coefficient used when both variables represent ordinal data in a limited number of grades, such as the categories none, mild, moderate, and severe, so that multiple samples can be assigned to each grade; called also Kendall tau. See also Spearman rank correlation c.

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