Saturday, November 8, 2008

Canonical discriminant analysis

We show how to use the CANONICAL DISCRIMINANT ANALYSIS component.

One of the goals of this method is to produce new variables (“latent” variables) from a set of examples classified into predefined classes. These new variables optimize the separation between groups.

This approach can be seen as a sophisticated graphical method. We show mainly these graphical capabilities in this tutorial.

Keywords: canonical discriminant analysis, latent variables, visualization technique
Components: Canonical discriminant analysis, Scatterplot
Tutorial: en_Tanagra_Canonical_Discriminant_Analysis.pdf
Dataset: wine_quality.xls
Reference: D. Garson, "Statnotes: Topics in Multivariate Analysis - Discriminant Function Analysis".