Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics

1993, Volume 55, Series A, Pt. 3, 442--459

THE EVOLUTION OF THE $D^2$-STATISTIC OF MAHALANOBIS

By

SOMESH DAS GUPTA, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta

 

SUMMARY. The early works of Mahalanobis leading to the evolution of his celebrated $d\sp 2$-statistic have been reviewed. A variety of statistical methods and some interesting conclusions related to the concrete problems that he considered in the process of the development of $d\sp 2$-statistic have been presented. These classical papers are not easily available and the results are hereto unknown.

Subject classification. 01A60,62-03,92-03

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