Discriminant function analysis - geological measurements on brines from wells
Let us assume that a study of ancient artifacts that have been collected from mines needs to be carried out. Rock samples have been collected from the mines. On the collected rock samples geochemical measurements have been carried out. A similar study has been carried out on the collected artifacts. In order to separate the samples into the mine from which they were excavated, DFA can be used as a function. The function can then be applied to the artifacts to predict which mine was the source of each artifact.
In order to perform discriminant function analysis we shall be using a dataset collected from mines.
Step 1 - collecting and describing data
The dataset ...