Accession Number:

AD0737567

Title:

An Algorithm for Critical Values of the Two-Group Rank Distance Classification Statistic

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The rank distance method is restated for discriminating between two groups using a single variable. A formula is derived for the probability of misclassifications in a training set of n observations from each group. Knowledge of this probability permits inference as to the appropriateness of the variable for discrimination purposes. The formula is exact only for values of U below a bound which is proportional to n. A table of numerical values indicates the formula to be useful up to about n 25 but not beyond n 40.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE