DataFrame.corr(self, method='pearson', min_periods=1) → 'DataFrame'[source]

Compute pairwise correlation of columns, excluding NA/null values.

method{‘pearson’, ‘kendall’, ‘spearman’} or callable

Method of correlation:

  • pearson : standard correlation coefficient

  • kendall : Kendall Tau correlation coefficient

  • spearman : Spearman rank correlation

  • callable: callable with input two 1d ndarrays

    and returning a float. Note that the returned matrix from corr will have 1 along the diagonals and will be symmetric regardless of the callable’s behavior.

    New in version 0.24.0.

min_periodsint, optional

Minimum number of observations required per pair of columns to have a valid result. Currently only available for Pearson and Spearman correlation.


Correlation matrix.


>>> def histogram_intersection(a, b):
...     v = np.minimum(a, b).sum().round(decimals=1)
...     return v
>>> df = pd.DataFrame([(.2, .3), (.0, .6), (.6, .0), (.2, .1)],
...                   columns=['dogs', 'cats'])
>>> df.corr(method=histogram_intersection)
      dogs  cats
dogs   1.0   0.3
cats   0.3   1.0