Barycentric Discriminant Analysis

Barycentric discriminant analysis (BADA) generalizes discriminant analysis, and like discriminant analysis, it is performed when measurements made on some observations are combined to assign these observations, or new observations, to a priori defined categories. For example, BADA can be used (a) to assign people to a given diagnostic group (e.g., patients with Alzheimer’s disease, patients with other dementia, or people aging without dementia) on the basis of brain imaging data or psychological tests (here the a priori categories are the clinical groups), (b) to assign wines to a region of production on the basis of several physical and chemical measurements (here the a priori categories are the regions of production), (c) to use brain scans taken on a given participant to determine what type ...

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