# Correlation Matrix

**DO File:** Correlation matrix

The basic commands **correlate** or **pwcorr** are the easiest way to generate correlation matrices. Many times, you can simply copy-and-paste the results or tables into Excel or MSWord. If you want to manipulate their display format and other properties, you're more likely to use the **estpost** and **esttab** command as follows:

**. ssc install estout **

**. sysuse auto, clear**

**. local vars price mpg rep78 weight foreign**

**. estpost correlate `vars', matrix **

**. esttab . using correlation.tex, unstack b(2) p(2) noobs nostar note("Note: P-values in parentheses") title(Correlation matrix) nonumber replace **

**. !texify -p -c -b --run-viewer correlation.tex**

The DO file at the top of the page walks through a few extra steps and explains some of that syntax.

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