Statistical Classification Using the Maximum Function

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The maximum of k numerical functions defined on , , by ,   is used here in Statistical classification. Previously, it has been used in Statistical Discrimination [1] and in Clustering [2]. We present first some theoretical results on this function, and then its application in classification using a computer program we have developed. This approach leads to clear decisions, even in cases where the extension to several classes of Fisher’s linear discriminant function fails to be effective.

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Pham-Gia, T. , Nhat, N. and Phong, N. (2015) Statistical Classification Using the Maximum Function. Open Journal of Statistics, 5, 665-679. doi: 10.4236/ojs.2015.57068.

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