Accession Number : ADA185179

Title :   Illustrative Examples of Principal Component Analysis using BMDP/4M.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES INST

Personal Author(s) : Federer, W T ; McCulloch, C E ; Miles-McDermott, N J

PDF Url : ADA185179

Report Date : 25 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : In order to provide a deeper understanding of the workings of principal components, four data sets were constructed by taking linear combinations of values of two uncorrelated variables to form the X-variates for the principal component analysis. The examples highlight some of the properties and limitations of the principal component analysis. This is part of a continuing project that produces annotated computer output for principal component analysis. The complete project will involve processing four examples on SAS/PRINCOMP, BMDP/4M, SPSS-X/FACTOR, GENSTAT/PCP, and SYSTAT/FACTOR. We show here the results from BMDP/4M, Version 85.

Descriptors :   *MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), CORRELATION, EIGENVALUES, COEFFICIENTS, COVARIANCE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, VARIABLES, LINEARITY, OUTPUT

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE