Accession Number:

AD0608893

Title:

CLASSIFICATORY AND REGIONAL ANALYSIS BY DISCRIMINANT ITERATIONS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 12,

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL

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Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

This report is one of a series of computer program manuals arising from a continuing study of computer applications in the earth and environmental sciences, including geology, geography, geophysics, geochemistry, and environmental engineering. The present paper discusses a method for evaluating to what extent a classification of items defined by a set of measures reflects a rationale rather than errors. A geometrical interpretation is provided of the concepts of systematic and random elements of a classification and of the analytic tools proposed. The methods are illustrated by an application to the analysis of a classification of climatic stations. A listing and description of the computer program used is appended.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE