Calculate the covariance

In the Covariance dialog box, specify the columns of data that you want to analyze.

In Variables, enter two or more columns of numeric data to analyze. Minitab calculates the covariance for each pair of variables.

In this worksheet, Budget contains the dollars (in thousands of dollars) spent on advertising for each product. Leads are the number of prospective customers identified for each product. The budget and number of leads may be associated with Sales, which contains annual product sales (in millions of dollars).
C1 C2 C3
Budget Leads Sales
500 67 39.4
760 43 25.3
320 20 30
1000 45 22
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