Re: [R] lda()

From: marzban <>
Date: Tue 13 Jul 2004 - 06:13:41 EST

> Perhaps some reading would be helpful. I suggest you look first at the
> help file for lda(). Second, I suggest you read Venables and Ripley, MASS,
> 4th Edition, where lda() is discussed extensively. Third, I suggest you
> read Ripley's Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks, where the theory is
> laid out clearly. Both of these latter books are referenced in lda's help
> file.

I am quite familiar with all of these references. The theory behind LDA is not where the problem is - I'm comfortable with that. The problem is that I do not know what R is computing when it prints "Coefficients of linear discriminants". (According to the source code (lda.R), it's x$scaling, but I don't know what that is either.)

> Finally, you might want to tell us what version of lda() you're using, what
> version of R you're using, and what platform you're running on. For all
> we know, you're using a 2-year old version of R and lda, both long
> superceded by vastly improved programs and packages.

R-1.9.1 on linux

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