We gather several results on the eigenvalues of the spatial sign covariance matrix of an elliptical distribution. It is shown that the eigenvalues are a one-to-one function of the eigenvalues of the shape matrix and that they are closer together than the latter. We further provide a one-dimensional integral representation of the eigenvalues, which facilitates their numerical computation.
- Elliptical distribution
- Spatial Kendall’s tau matrix
- spatial sign covariance matrix