[R] Problem with my analysis
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Thu Dec 30 16:21:19 CET 2010
On 30.12.2010 15:37, Yemi Oyeyemi wrote:
> Dear R-users,
> I have problem or at cross-road on using discrminant
> analysis for my set of data. All my dependent variables are all categorical,
> hence the normalty assumption is no longer valid. Is it still right to use
> discrminant analysis or is there any non-parametric technique or approach to
> discriminant analysis?
Discriminant analysis is not necessarily based on a certain distribution
assumption, the "Fisher" approach is only based on the assumption of
similar covariance within classes.
Anyway, it does not make much sense with categorical variables, why not
start with a tree, for example.
> Thanks OYEYEMI, Gafar Matanmi
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