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Correlation matrix plot

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Correlation matrix plot
This plot shows a correlation matrix, using blue for positive correlation and red for negative. The ellipses represent the level of correlation.
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Source:
Murdoch, D.J. and Chow, E.D. (1996). A graphical display of large correlation matrices. The American Statistician 50, 178-180.
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