Location and scatter functionals and sample statistics

  • Hannu OjaEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 199)


In this chapter, we introducemultivariate location and scatter functionals, M(F) and S(F), which can be used to describe the multivariate distribution. The sample versions of the functionals, M(Y) and S(Y), respectively, can then often be used to estimate the population parameters μ and Σ in the semiparametric models introduced in Chapter 2. Some general properties and the use of the sample statistics are discussed.


Independent Component Analysis Independent Component Analysis Scatter Matrix Location Vector Breakdown Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tampere School of Public HealthUniversity of TampereTampereFinland

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