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(1) (Monochrome Display Adapter) The first IBM PC monochrome video display standard for text. Due to its lack of graphics, MDA cards were often replaced with Hercules cards, which included graphics. See Hercules Graphics and VGA.

(2) (Model Driven Architecture) See Object Management Architecture.

(3) (Mechanical Design Automation) Applications that help automate the design and engineering processes from concept to manufacturing. Automotive, aerospace and discrete manufacturing are examples of industries that use MDA.

(4) (Modular Digital Architecture) An earlier snap-together, building-block approach for adding peripherals to a PC from NeoSystems, Inc.
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Abdullah, Halim, Ahmad and Rose (2008) compared three methods of predicting financially troubled companies in Malaysia, these were multiple discriminant analysis (MDA), hazard model and logistic regression analysis.
Application of multiple discriminant analysis (MDA) as a credit scoring and risk assessment model.
In this study, simultaneous estimation is applied for multiple discriminant analysis, and the SPSS program is used.
Using the multiple discriminant analysis, the null hypothesis of equal population covariance matrices in this case was rejected significantly (Box's M = 16.
In addition, multiple discriminant analysis showed that six creative dimensions could be distinguished between the two groups of cognitive thinkers.
Indeed, Hosmer and Lemeshow (1989) showed that logistic regression modelling requires far fewer assumptions than multiple discriminant analysis and multivariate regression analysis, whilst generally producing models which exhibit similar or better predictive powers.
The categories involve the use of regression analysis, multiple discriminant analysis, and neural networks.
Multiple discriminant analysis used to classify French and German grape brandies and French cognacs.
In the model, each of these ratios is multiplied by a coefficient that is derived from a statistical procedure called multiple discriminant analysis.
Bascially, multiple discriminant analysis tests whether samples from pre-assigned categores (in this case, macrohabitats) can be distinguished based on a set of associated characteristics (here, species or local environmental characteristics).

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