The distance correlation coefficient – based on the product-moment approach – is one method by which to explore the relationship between variables. The Bayesian approach is a powerful tool to determine statistical inferences with credible intervals. Prior information about the relationship between BP and Serum cholesterol was applied to formulate the distance correlation between the two variables. The conjugate prior is considered to formulate the posterior estimates of the distance correlations. The illustrated method is simple and is suitable for other experimental studies.
"Distance Correlation Coefficient: An Application with Bayesian Approach in Clinical Data Analysis,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods:
1, Article 23.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol13/iss1/23