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The ** corrwith function** in Pandas computes pair-wise correlations between rows and columns of a dataframe with rows and columns of a series or dataframe. Rows and columns of the dataframe and the other object are first matched before computing the correlations.

A **correlation matrix** shows the degree of the linear relationship between variables in a dataset. It indicates the correlation using the correlation coefficient.

The correlation coefficient shows how strongly or weakly any two variables are related. Scores range between 1 and -1. 1 indicates a perfect positive correlation, whereas -1 indicates a perfect negative correlation. Scores closer to 0 indicate a weak correlation.

The syntax of the `corrwith`

function is as follows:

```
DataFrame.corrwith(other, axis=0, drop=False, method='pearson')
```

The `corrwith`

functions require at least one parameter: `other`

. The rest are optional.

The table below describes the parameters of the `corrwith`

function:

Parameters | Description |
---|---|

`other` |
Refers to a series or a dataframe. It is the object with which a correlation is computed. |

`axis` |
The axis to be used. `0` refers to column-wise computation. `1` refers to row-wise. Bu default, it is `0` . |

`drop` |
Used to drop missing indices from the result. Takes a `bool` value. By default, it is `False` . |

`method` |
The method to use for computing correlation. Can be `pearson` , `kendall` , `spearman` or `callable` |

There are three main methods of computing correlations:

**Pearson:**standard correlation coefficient**Kendall:**Kendall Tau correlation coefficient**Spearman:**Spearman rank correlation

callablerefers to inputting two one-dimensional arrays and returning a float.

The `corrwith`

function returns a matrix with pairwise correlations.

The code snippet below shows how the `corrwith`

function can be used in Pandas:

import pandas as pd # for creating a dataframe # Data for matrix data = {'A': [45,37,42,35,39], 'B': [38,31,26,28,33], 'C': [10,15,17,21,12] } df = pd.DataFrame(data,columns=['A','B','C']) print("Original dataframe") print(df) # original df print("\n") corrMatrix = df.corrwith(df["B"]) # finding correlations print("Between column B and the rest of the dataframe") print("Correlation Coefficients Matrix") print(corrMatrix) # printing correlations print('\n') corrMatrix = df.corrwith(df["C"]) # finding correlations print("Between column C and the rest of the dataframe") print("Correlation Coefficients Matrix") print(corrMatrix) # printing correlations print('\n') corrMatrix = df.corrwith(df["C"]) # finding correlations print("Between column C and the rest of the dataframe") print("Correlation Coefficients Matrix") print(corrMatrix) # printing correlations

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