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## covariance

[ko-va´re-ans]
a measure of the tendency of two random variables to vary together. It is the expected value of the product of the deviations of corresponding values of two random variables from their respective means.
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## covariance

(kō-vā′rē-ăns)
In statistics, the expected value of the product of the deviations of corresponding values of two variables from their respective means.
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and I.) were defined by the equation [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] The estimates of genotypic covariance for the month t were described [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] where i = 5, 6, ..., 12 and j = 5, 6, ..., 12 months of age; [K.sub.a] is the covariance matrix between the random genotypic regression coefficients; and Z is the age matrix in months, in which each row represents an age and the number of columns is equal to the polynomial adjustment order used to calculate the variances t.
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The spherical simplex rule and the first-order generalized Gauss-Laguerre quadrature rule are adopted to derive the simplex cubature rule, which is used to approximate the a posteriori mean and covariance in the nonlinear Kalman filter framework.
The covariance matrix of normalized data can be defined as follows:

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