SAS/STAT Software

CANDISC Procedure

The CANDISC procedure performs a canonical discriminant analysis, computes squared Mahalanobis distances between class means, and performs both univariate and multivariate one-way analyses of variance. The procedure enables you to do the following:

  • display both standardized and unstandardized canonical coefficients
  • display correlations between the canonical variables and the original variables as well as the class means for the canonical variables
  • test the hypothesis that each canonical correlation and all smaller canonical correlations are zero in the population
  • create a data set that contains the canonical coefficients
  • create a data set that contains scored canonical variables
  • create a data set that corresponds to any output table
  • perform BY group processing, which enables you to obtain separate analyses on grouped observations
  • perform weighted analysis

For further details see the SAS/STAT User's Guide: The CANDISC Procedure
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