[R] Canonical Variance Analysis by any other name?

Patrick Connolly p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz
Thu Jan 19 22:03:24 CET 2006

On Thu, 19-Jan-2006 at 08:35AM +0000, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

|> Canonical variates or canonical variance?

It was canonical variance I was asked about and I wasn't careful
enough getting the Genstat quote to make sure I was referring to the
same thing.  It seems SAS uses the term Canonical Variance Analysis
and the reference mentioned for it is:

Dixon, W. H., and M. B. Brown [eds.]. 1979 Biomedical computer
programs P-series. University of California Press, Los Angeles, CA.

Does anyone know for sure if they are the same thing?  It appears to
me that someone misheard "variates" as "variance", but that might not
be the case.  Perhaps SAS likes to use different terminology.

Thank you Brian for the wikipedia link.  It doesn't have anything
relating to canonical variance analysis which seems to support my

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