A comparison of the classical and the linear programming approaches to the classification problem in discriminant analysis

Ravinder Nath, Wade M. Jackson, Thomas W. Jones

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Abstract

Several mathematical programming approaches to the classification problem in discriminant analysis have recently been introduced. This paper empirically compares these newly introduced classification techniques with Fisher's linear discriminant analysis (FLDA). quadratic discriminant analysis (QDA), logit analysis, and several rank-based procedures for a variety of symmetric and skewed distributions. The percent of correctly classified observations by each procedure in a holdout sample indicate that while under some experimental conditions the linear programming approaches compete well with the classical procedures, overall, however, their performance lags behind that of the classical procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-93
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Statistical Computation and Simulation
Volume41
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Applied Mathematics

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