[R] Still needing help with LDA

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 3 16:08:41 CEST 2002

On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, Christoph Lange wrote:

> In the meantime I found out that it should be possible to compute
> wilks' lambda from the singular values that are returned by "lda". But
> since I'm only a biologist I got totally stuck in formulas I don't
> understand ...
> Can anybody help me to get equivalent outputs of wilks' lambda in R as
> in SPSS?

Perhaps you could explain to us exactly what SPSS does.  `Exactly' because
we've already seen that SPSS's equivalent of summary.manova does not do
what it says it does ....  But one possibility is that you just need to do
summary(manova(data ~ grouping), test="Wilks"), which will test if there
is a difference between the groups.  As in

X <- as.matrix(iris[-5])
summary(manova(X ~ iris$Species), test="Wilks")

Remember this assumes rather a lot: multivariate normality, common

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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