RE: [OPE] Mahalanobis and central planning

From: Paul Cockshott <>
Date: Sun Mar 15 2009 - 18:31:04 EDT

I had not come accross the Mahalanobis distance, I can see though that it might be very useful in a number of image processing applications. I will check out the link on his planning methods, Thanks for the lead.

From: [] On Behalf Of Dave Zachariah []
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2009 4:56 PM
To: Outline on Political Economy mailing list
Subject: Re: [OPE] Mahalanobis and central planning

Paul Cockshott wrote:
> I know nothing about it at all

You probably came across the Mahalanobis distance in your work.
Apparently the same Mahalanobis was also involved in India's five-year
plans. I have not studied what methods were used but Wikipedia gives an

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