discriminant function


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discriminant function

[di¦skrim·ə·nənt ′fəŋk·shən]
(statistics)
A linear combination of a set of variables that will classify events or items for which the variables are measured with the smallest possible proportion of misclassifications.
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2011: Sexing birds using discriminant function analysis: a critical appraisal.
2) Chi-square statistic to check for the overall significance of various discriminant functions.
Enders (2003) suggested that linear discriminant function analysis is a desirable analysis for evaluating multivariate group differences.
Discriminant Function Analysis (DFA) was conducted to identify how the dependent variables differed as a function of SIDS.
Discriminant function analysis described by Dabholkar (1992) was used to construct the selection indices involving six characters, seed yield per plant ([X.
2] test for multivariate analysis and discriminant function analysis with SPSS.
Note that the values for the discriminant vectors and for the midpoints between the population averages, when the discriminant function on the total conjunct of dates is applied (Red Catuai and Paradise cultivars), are found in an intermediate position relative to those obtained when the function is applied to the cultivars individually.
The discriminant functions for nacre colors were established and the rate of discriminant accuracy ([P.
The two discriminant function estimation methods are simultaneous and stepwise estimation.
The canonical correlation between the jth discriminant function and the independent variables is related to these eigenvalues as follows:
Discriminant function was the predictive method which obtained the mean that was closest to the observed mean and that resulted in a prediction with least bias (Table 1), i.