Accession Number:

AD0741208

Title:

An Evaluation of Kendall's Order-Statistic Method of Discriminant Analysis and Related Studies

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIV DALLAS TX DEPT OF STATISTICAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-11-27

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

Methods of nonparametric discriminant analysis, an example of which is Kendalls order-statistic method, are of interest because two of the assumptions of linear discriminant analysis, equality of variance-covariance matrices and multivariate normality, are not acceptable in many applications. A number of sampling experiments were performed in order to evaluate Kendalls method and to compare it with linear discriminant analysis on the basis of the expected values of the probability of misclassification.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE