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Date:         Fri, 26 Apr 1996 16:07:16 -0700
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From:         Marc Feldesman <h1mf@ODIN.CC.PDX.EDU>
Subject:      Discriminant "Structure" Coefficients

Proc Candisc provides "structure coefficients" for the coefficients of the canonical variates. Proc Discrim does not. Proc Discrim provides much more useful information than does Proc Candisc, but I'd like to be able to get the "structure coefficients" anyway. I know that I can get them by running both procs, but candisc doesn't give me the option of the quadratic discriminant function, and the structure coefficients would be useful in that circumstance too.

I can't find any reference to how these are computed other than a vague reference to the fact that they are "correlation coefficients between the original variables and the canonical variates (scores?)".

I've run proc corr on the original variables (scored for each case) and the canonical scores for each case on each canonical axis. The results are similar to (but not identical with) those reported by proc candisc.

Does anyone know which set of variables are actually being correlated to generate these coefficients, and which set of output data needs to be associated with which set of input data to derive these "coefficients". I've looked at 4 multivariate texts, all of which talk about "structure coefficients", but never discuss how to compute them.


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