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DISCRIMINATORY ANALYSIS

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French Equivalent: Analyse discriminante

Definition:
Given a set of multivariate observations on samples, known with certainty to come from two or more populations, the problem is to set up some rule which will allocate further individuals to the correct population of origin with minimal probability of misclassification. This problem and sundry elaboration’s of it give rise to discriminatory analysis.

Source Publication:
Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 19, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, March 04, 2003