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Standard Distance in Univariate and Multivariate Analysis

Bernhard K. Flury and Hans Riedwyl
The American Statistician
Vol. 40, No. 3 (Aug., 1986), pp. 249-251
DOI: 10.2307/2684560
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2684560
Page Count: 3
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Standard Distance in Univariate and Multivariate Analysis
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Abstract

We propose to use the term standard distance for the quantity |x̄1 - x̄2|/s in univariate analysis and show that it can be easily generalized to the multivariate situation, where it coincides with the square root of the Mahalanobis distance between two samples.

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