Pub. online:1 Jan 2015Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 26, Issue 4 (2015), pp. 557–568
In current paper a problem of classification of T-distributed random field observation into one of two populations specified by common scaling function is considered. The ML and LS estimators of the mean parameters are plugged into the linear discriminant function. The closed form expressions for the Bayes error rate and the actual error rate associated with the aforementioned discriminant functions are derived. This is the extension of one for the Gaussian case. The actual error rates are used to evaluate and compare the performance of the plug-in discriminant function by means of Monte Carlo study.