In a dataset with multiple continuous variables we calculate
the multivariate distance of individuals. The original axes are used to
derive new linear combinations based on the correlational structure of
variables.
Use
file "BodyMeasures.txt", and group the dependent variables in columns
2:12 into a dataframe and convert into a matrix.

Now run a MANOVA on the dependent matrix and sex as indedenpent variable and report the results from the fit > manFit < manova(Ys ~ bodyMeasures$Sex) 