### Stats with Python: Sample Correlation Coefficient is Biased

February 24, 2021 | 8 min readIs the sample correlation coefficient an unbiased estimator? No! This post visualizes how large its bias is and shows how to fix it.

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Is the sample correlation coefficient an unbiased estimator? No! This post visualizes how large its bias is and shows how to fix it.

The correlation coefficient is a familiar statistic, but there are several variations whose differences should be noted. This post recaps the definitions of these common measures.

When you sample from a finite population without replacement, beware the finite population correction. The samples are not independent of each other.

What is unbiased sample variance? Why divide by n-1? With a little programming with Python, it's easier to understand.

How come ROC-AUC is equal to the probability of a positive sample ranked higher than negative ones? This post provides an answer with a fun example.