Correlation and Causation: What are the Differences?
Last Updated on March 23, 2023 by Editorial Team
Author(s): Cornellius Yudha Wijaya
Originally published on Towards AI.
Learn the differences between both concepts
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In statistics and data science, we often encounter correlation and causation terms. Albeit, the correlation was mentioned more often compared to causation. Nevertheless, their meaning is often associated with how two variables are related.
However, correlation and causation are two different terms that stand by their definition. It’s two different concepts that might be intertwined and used together, but we still need to know the differences.
So, what are correlation and causation? Also, what are the differences between them and their usefulness? Let’s explore the concept a little bit.
Correlation and Causation
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