Re: [R] mahalanobis

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Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2007 11:26:54 +0100

On 31/05/07, Anup Nandialath <> wrote:
> oops forgot the example example
> try this line
> sqrt(mahalanobis(all, colMeans(predictors), cov(all), FALSE)
Hi and thanks for the reply Anup. Unfortunately, I had a look on the example before posting but not much of a help... I did some further tests and in order to have the same results I must run mahalanobis with the predictors only dataset, ie.
mahalanobis(predictors, colMeans(predictors), cov(predictors)).

Now, on a first glance it seems to me a bit strange that the influence of these points on a regression are measured without taking into account the response variable (provided that the other stat software calculates the mahalanobis distances correctly).... but I guess this is something that I have to resolve by doing some studying on my own on the mahalanobis distance...

thanks again.

> now cross check with other software
> best
> Anup
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