# Group classification and boundaries in dating

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Discriminant analysis models the distribution of the predictors X separately in each of the response classes i. Understand why and when to use discriminant analysis and the basics behind how it works Preparing our data: Prepare our data for modeling Linear discriminant analysis: Modeling and classifying the categorical response with a linear combination of predictor variables Quadratic discriminant analysis: Modeling and classifying the categorical response with a non-linear combination of predictor variables Prediction Performance: How well does the model fit the data?

Which predictors are most important?

## Linear & Quadratic Discriminant Analysis

Are the predictions accurate? This is a simulated data set containing information on ten thousand customers such as whether the customer defaulted, is a student, the average balance carried by the customer and the income of the customer. So why do we need another classification method beyond logistic regression?

There are several reasons: When the classes of the reponse variable Y i. It is always good to compare the results of different analytic techniques; this can either help to confirm results or highlight how different modeling assumptions and characterstics uncover new insights. LDA assumes equality of covariances among the predictor variables X across each all levels of Y.

This assumption is relaxed with the QDA model. Furthermore, its important to keep in mind that performance will severely decline as p approaches n. This can potentially lead to improved prediction performance.

But there is a trade-off: Roughly speaking, LDA tends to be a better bet than QDA if there are relatively few training observations and so reducing variance is crucial.

In contrast, QDA is recommended if the training set is very large, so that the variance of the classifier is not a major concern, or if the assumption of a common covariance matrix is clearly untenable.

These scores are obtained by finding linear combinations of the independent variables.

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For a single predictor variable the LDA classifier is estimated as where: For example, lets assume there are two classes A and B for the response variable Y. Based on the predictor variable sLDA is going to compute the probability distribution of being classified as class A or B.

The linear decision boundary between the probability distributions is represented by the dashed line. Discriminant scores to the left of the dashed line will be classified as A and scores to the right will be classified as B. When dealing with more than one predictor variable, the LDA classifier assumes that the observations in the kth class are drawn from a multivariate Gaussian distributionwhere is a class-specific mean vector, and is a covariance matrix that is common to all K classes.

Incorporating this into the LDA classifier results in where an observation will be assigned to class k where the discriminant score is largest. Notice that the syntax for the lda is identical to that of lm as seen in the linear regression tutorialand to that of glm as seen in the logistic regression tutorial except for the absence of the family option. It also provides the group means; these are the average of each predictor within each class, and are used by LDA as estimates of.

However, as we learned from the last tutorial this is largely because students tend to have higher balances then non-students. We can use plot to produce plots of the linear discriminants, obtained by computing 0. As you can see, when the probability increases that the customer will not default and when the probability increases that the customer will default. The second element, posterior, is a matrix that contains the posterior probability that the corresponding observations will or will not default.

Finally, x contains the linear discriminant values, described earlier.

We can recreate the predictions contained in the class element above: We can easily assess the number of high-risk customers. Quadratic discriminant analysis QDA provides an alternative approach. In other words, the predictor variables are not assumed to have common variance across each of the k levels in Y. Mathematically, it assumes that an observation from the kth class is of the formwhere is a covariance matrix for the kth class.

Under this assumption, the classifier assigns an observation to the class for which is largest. By the time they were in their teens, the primary means by which young Americans connected with the web was through mobile devices, WiFi and high-bandwidth cellular service. Social media, constant connectivity and on-demand entertainment and communication are innovations Millennials adapted to as they came of age. For those born afterthese are largely assumed.

Recent research has shown dramatic shifts in youth behaviors, attitudes and lifestyles — both positive and concerning — for those who came of age in this era. Beginning to track this post-Millennial generation over time will be of significant importance. Pew Research Center is not the first to draw an analytical line between Millennials and the generation to follow them, and many have offered well-reasoned arguments for drawing that line a few years earlier or later than where we have.

**Boundaries and Dating**

Perhaps, as more data are collected over the years, a clear, singular delineation will emerge. We remain open to recalibrating if that occurs. But more than likely the historical, technological, behavioral and attitudinal data will show more of a continuum across generations than a threshold.

As has been the case in the past, this means that the differences within generations can be just as great as the differences across generations, and the youngest and oldest within a commonly defined cohort may feel more in common with bordering generations than the one to which they are assigned. This is a reminder that generations themselves are inherently diverse and complex groups, not simple caricatures. In the near term, you will see a number of reports and analyses from the Center that focus on generations and change over time.

Today, we issued a report looking at some of our longest running trends in political and social attitudes and values that continue to show significant generational divides on many critical dimensions.

### Where Millennials end and post-Millennials begin | Pew Research Center

In the coming weeks, we will be updating demographic analyses that compare Millennials to previous generations at the same stage in their life cycle to see if the demographic, economic and household dynamics of Millennials continue to stand apart from their predecessors. And this year we will be launching a number of surveys of to year-olds to begin to look at technology use and attitudes in the next generation of American adults.

Yet, we remain cautious about what can be projected onto a generation when they remain so young. Donald Trump may be the first U. Bush and Barack Obama shaped the political debate for Millennials, the current political environment may have a similar effect on the attitudes and engagement of post-Millennials, though how remains a question.

We look forward to spending the next few years studying this generation as it enters adulthood.

A previous version of this post misstated the ages of the youngest Millennials at two points in recent history. Under our revised definition, most Millennials were ages 5 to 20 on Sept.