Gini s ideas: new perspectives for modern multivariate statistical analysis

MONTANARI, ANGELA; Department Of Statistical Sciences - University Of Bologna & MONARI, PAOLA; Department Of Statistical Sciences - University Of Bologna
Corrado Gini (1884-1964) may be considered the greatest Italian statistician. We believe that his important contributions to statistics, however mainly limited to the univariate context, may be profitably employed in modern multivariate statistical methods, aimed at overcoming the curse of dimensionality by decomposing multivariate problems into a series of suitably posed univariate ones.In this paper we critically summarize Gini’s proposals and consider their impact on multivariate statistical methods, both reviewing already well established applications and...