Title page for ETD etd-03122013-040048

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Bales, Robert Arthur
URN etd-03122013-040048
Title Representative selection of variables
Degree Master of Science
Department Statistics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Bargmann, Rolf E. Committee Chair
Harshbarger, Boyd Committee Member
Watterson, Geoffrey A. Committee Member
  • Variables - Mathematics
Date of Defense 1961-10-15
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The classical and most frequent use of the discriminant function is for the purpose of classification, by obtaining a combined measurement such that the difference between two or more groups is as large as possible. The linear discriminant function for the special case of two groups was first discussed by R. A. Fisher (see [7]). A systematic generalization of the concept of discriminant functions was presented by S. N. Roy (see [11]), who utilized the discriminant function for the purpose of constructing tests of multivariate hypotheses. Discrimination between two groups has been widely utilized and is now discussed in many standard textbooks.

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