[R] reference for mahalanobis {stats}

Steve Lianoglou mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 17:59:56 CEST 2009


On Oct 23, 2009, at 11:36 AM, Peng Yu wrote:

> The help on mahalanobis {stats} does not include any reference. I'm
> interested in understand why Mahalanobis is defined in its current way
> and how to use it. Could somebody point me a good book on this? I have
> looked through a few books, but they all give very light explanation
> on it.

The wikipedia page looks pretty good ... the "Intuitive Explanation"  
section should help:


Googling also provides many more explanations:




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