[R] reference for mahalanobis {stats}

Peng Yu pengyu.ut at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 20:59:44 CEST 2009

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Steve Lianoglou
<mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahalanobis_distance
> Googling also provides many more explanations:
> http://matlabdatamining.blogspot.com/2006/11/mahalanobis-distance.html

I have read the above links. But I still feel that a book might
explain it in a more complete fashion.

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