''... it should serve as an excellent reference for anyone interested in multivariate methods.'' -Journal American Statistical AsociationMultivariate analysis is necessary whenever more than one characteristic is observed on each individual under study. Applications arise in very many areas of study. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to available techniques for analysing date of this form, written in a style that should appeal to non-specialists as well as to statisticians. In particular, geometric intuition is emphasised in preference to algebraic manipulation wherever possible. The new edition includes a survey of the most recent developments in the subject.