Two Group Linear Discrimination Based on Transvariation Measures

  • Angela Montanari
  • Daniela G. Calò
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


In this paper we derive a two group-linear discriminant function (LDF) by minimizing Gini’s transvariation probability. This solution is a special case of projection pursuit methods and improves the performances of Fisher’s LDF when the conditions which guarantee its optimality do not hold.

Key words

Linear discriminant function Transvariation Projection Pursuit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Montanari
    • 1
  • Daniela G. Calò
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze StatisticheUniversità di BolognaBolognaItaly

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