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R. A. Fisher and multivariate analysis

T. W. Anderson

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

First available in Project Euclid: 16 September 2002

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Correlation coefficient multiple correlation geometric method discriminant analysis.


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

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