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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Here we show that the three species differ significantly in their microhabitat selection, and the discriminant function analysis showed how different species in similar habitats use separated.
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Table 3 shows the correlations between each discriminating factor with the standardized canonical discriminant function. The values given in the Structure Matrix show that young and old investors are significantly different in terms of perceived savings and risk (Factor 1).
Statistically significant differences were found only in the second discriminant function, although five of them were extracted.
Implementing the discriminant function (DF) analysis approach yielded results with classification accuracies that ranged between 56.0 % for (D1) and (D3) parameters and 81.8 % for gonial angle (GA), the best single predictor of sex of all measurements.
Similarly, the canonical discriminant function revealed that 84.0%, 82.0%, and 100.0% of Sasso, Kuroiler and Fulani chickens were correctly classified (Table 7).
Linear discriminant function analysis (DFA) was executed to predict and classify each specimen to their respective populations based on their morphometric features.
Sex determination by discriminant function analysis of the right tibia in the prehistoric population of the Canary Islands.
(2) Multivariate discriminant function analysis was used to analyze sex differences within the skulls.