• C R Rao and Mahalanobis’ distance

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      Bayes risk optimality; discriminant analysis; Gaussian populations; linear discriminant function.

    • Abstract


      C R Rao has made seminal contributions in many areas in statistics. A review of some of his fundamental contributions towards the development of the theory and application of Mahalanobis distance in classification problems is presented here. The review is based on information provided in some of Rao’s famous research and autobiographical papers.

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      Probal Chaudhuri1

      1. Indian Statistical Institute, 203, B. T. Road, Kolkata 700 108, India
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  • Proceedings – Mathematical Sciences | News

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