Discriminant Analysis

  • Anthony C. Atkinson
  • Marco Riani
  • Andrea Cerioli
Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)


In discriminant analysis the multivariate observations are divided into g groups the membership of which is assumed known without error. The purpose of the analysis is to develop a rule for the allocation of a new observation of unknown origin to the most likely group. For example, in the case of the Swiss bank notes there are two groups, genuine notes and forgeries. The purpose of the analysis would be to develop a rule for determining whether or not a new note was genuine.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony C. Atkinson
    • 1
  • Marco Riani
    • 2
  • Andrea Cerioli
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsThe London School of EconomicsLondonUK
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Economia, Sezione di Statistica e InformaticaUniversità di ParmaParmaItaly

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