Harold Hotelling

b. 29 September 1895 d. 26 December 1973
  • Ingram Olkin
  • Allan R. Sampson


A major developer of the foundations of statistics and an important contributor to mathematical economics, Hotelling introduced the multivariate T 2, principal components analysis, and canonical correlations.


Control Chart Canonical Correlation Canonical Correlation Analysis Canonical Variate Mathematical Economic 
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  • Ingram Olkin
  • Allan R. Sampson

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