Statistical Science

R. A. Fisher and multivariate analysis

T. W. Anderson

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Abstract

This paper reviews R. A. Fisher's many fundamental contributions to multivariate statistical analysis--from the derivation of the distribution of the sample correlation coefficient to discriminant analysis. The emphasis here is on the conceptual and mathematical development. All of his papers on multivariate analysis will be included in this survey.

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Source
Statist. Sci., Volume 11, Number 1 (1996), 20-34.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 16 September 2002

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https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1032209662

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doi:10.1214/ss/1032209662

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1437125

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0955.62504

Keywords
Correlation coefficient multiple correlation geometric method discriminant analysis.

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Anderson, T. W. R. A. Fisher and multivariate analysis. Statist. Sci. 11 (1996), no. 1, 20--34. doi:10.1214/ss/1032209662. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1032209662


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