Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics1993, Volume 55, Series A, Pt. 3, 442--459
THE EVOLUTION OF THE $D^2$-STATISTIC OF MAHALANOBIS
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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