Note that this reference documentation is identical to the help that is displayed in MATLAB when you type “help ft_connectivity_pdc”.

  FT_CONNECTIVITY_PDC computes partial directed coherence. This function implements
  the metrices described in Baccala et al., Biological Cybernetics 2001, 84(6),
  463-74. and in Baccala et al., 15th Int.Conf.on DSP 2007, 163-66.
 
  The implemented algorithm has been tested against the implementation in the
  SIFT-toolbox. It yields numerically identical results to what is known there as
  'nPDC' (for PDC) and 'GPDC' for generalized pdc.
 
  Use as
    [p, v, n] = ft_connectivity_pdc(h, key1, value1, ...)
 
  The input argument H should be a spectral transfer matrix organized as
    Nrpt x Nchan x Nchan x Nfreq (x Ntime),
  where Nrpt can be 1.
 
  Additional optional input arguments come as key-value pairs:
    'hasjack'  = 0 (default) is a boolean specifying whether the input
                 contains leave-one-outs, required for correct variance
                 estimate
    'feedback' = string, determining verbosity (default = 'none'), see FT_PROGRESS
    'invfun'   = 'inv' (default) or 'pinv', the function used to invert the
                 transfer matrix to obtain the fourier transform of the
                 MVAR coefficients. Use 'pinv' if the data are
                 poorly-conditioned.
    'noisecov' = matrix containing the covariance of the residuals of the
                 MVAR model. If this matrix is defined, the function
                 returns the generalized partial directed coherence.
 
  Output arguments:
    p = partial directed coherence matrix Nchan x Nchan x Nfreq (x Ntime).
        If multiple observations in the input, the average is returned.
    v = variance of p across observations.
    n = number of observations.
 
  Typically, nrpt should be 1 (where the spectral transfer matrix is
  computed across observations. When nrpt>1 and hasjack is true the input
  is assumed to contain the leave-one-out estimates of H, thus a more
  reliable estimate of the relevant quantities.
 
  See also FT_CONNECTIVITYANALYSIS