pcc {sensitivity}R Documentation

Partial Correlation Coefficients


pcc computes the Partial Correlation Coefficients (PCC), or Partial Rank Correlation Coefficients (PRCC), which are sensitivity indices based on linear (resp. monotonic) assumptions, in the case of (linearly) correlated factors.


pcc(X, y, rank = FALSE, nboot = 0, conf = 0.95)
## S3 method for class 'pcc':
print(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'pcc':
plot(x, ylim = c(-1,1), ...)


X a data frame (or object coercible by as.data.frame) containing the design of experiments (model input variables).
y a vector containing the responses corresponding to the design of experiments (model output variables).
rank logical. If TRUE, the analysis is done on the ranks.
nboot the number of bootstrap replicates.
conf the confidence level of the bootstrap confidence intervals.
x the object returned by pcc.
ylim the y-coordinate limits of the plot.
... arguments to be passed to methods, such as graphical parameters (see par).


pcc returns a list of class "pcc", containing the following components:

call the matched call.
PCC a data frame containing the estimations of the PCC indices, bias and confidence intervals (if rank = TRUE).
PRCC a data frame containing the estimations of the PRCC indices, bias and confidence intervals (if rank = TRUE).


A. Saltelli, K. Chan and E. M. Scott eds, 2000, Sensitivity Analysis, Wiley.

See Also



# a 100-sample with X1 ~ U(0.5, 1.5)
#                   X2 ~ U(1.5, 4.5)
#                   X3 ~ U(4.5, 13.5)
n <- 100
X <- data.frame(X1 = runif(n, 0.5, 1.5),
                X2 = runif(n, 1.5, 4.5),
                X3 = runif(n, 4.5, 13.5))

# linear model : Y = X1 + X2 + X3
y <- with(X, X1 + X2 + X3)

# sensitivity analysis
x <- pcc(X, y, nboot = 100)
#plot(x) # TODO: find another example...

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