Re: [R] discriminant analysis

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Fri 23 Jul 2004 - 20:01:57 EST

I don't think this is `discriminant analysis' as used in English (the French translation has a wider meaning). I suggest you start with multinom (in package nnet, part of the standard R distribution) which does fit a log-linear model, and rpart (in package rpart) as a classification tree is often useful to select variables in this sort of problem (and with 49 explanatory variables you are presumably hoping that only a few are needed).

On Fri, 23 Jul 2004, Pierre.Olivier.Mazagol wrote:

> Hello.
> I have a data base with 50 qualitative variables and a lot of
> individuals. I try to estimate the links between one of these variables
> (landcover) and the 49 others (geomorphology, hydrography...). I want to
> use a "discriminant analysis on qualitative variables" (as DISQUAL in
> SPAD) or a " log-linear model ". Which R-Package(s) or other methods can
> you advise me.

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