Accession Number : AD0738290

Title :   Rank Distance TO Choose Discriminators for Two Groups.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jul-Aug 71,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Hughes,Harry M. ; McNee,Richard C.

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The rank distance method of classifying suggested by Zimmerman is defined for equisized training samples from two groups. A method for accepting or rejecting a proposed discriminator variable is described based on the number of misclassifications of the training set. To aid in implementing this choice, the distribution of the number of misclassifications under the null hypothesis is computed and presented for sample sizes up to twelve from each of the two groups. Some general characteristics of this distribution as a function of sample size are noted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CLASSIFICATION), SAMPLING, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, MEASURE THEORY, DECISION THEORY, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE