Re: [R] Reconstructing LD function

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Mon 27 Jun 2005 - 21:18:16 EST

On Mon, 27 Jun 2005 wrote:

> in an LDA analysis with n groups n-1 LD functions result. Implicitly this
> defines an LD fucntion for the last group. Does there exist code already
> to explictly construct this LD function?

What `LDA analysis' are our discussing here? (LDA is usually `linear discriminant analysis', so what did you mean and what R function are you nor referring to?)

R has lda in package MASS, and that works with n LD functions. To reduce it to n-1, subtract the last one from the others, in which case LD_n == 0.

Anything you do in LD analysis only depends on differences in LD functions, and there really are n of them. With two groups one is conventionally taken to be zero (the first, usually, not the last).

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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