#StackBounty: #intuition #naive-bayes #discriminant-analysis Intuition for why LDA is a special case of naive Bayes

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The naive Bayes classifier assumes the regressors to be mutually independent, while linear discriminant analysis (LDA) allows them to be correlated. James et al. "An Introduction to Statistical Learning" (2nd edition, 2021) section 4.5 (bottom of p. 159) claim that LDA is in fact a special case of the naive Bayes classifier (admitting that the fact is not at all obvious — with which I agree, and hence my question). What is the intuition?


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