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Measures of fit in principal component and canonical variate analysis

Lubbe-Gardner, Sugnet; le Roux, Niël J. and Gower, John C. (2008). Measures of fit in principal component and canonical variate analysis. Journal of Applied Statistics, 35(9) pp. 947–965.

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Treating principal component analysis (PCA) and canonical variate analysis (CVA) as methods for approximating tables, we develop measures, collectively termed predictivity, that assess the quality of fit independently for each variable and for all dimensionalities. We illustrate their use with data from aircraft development, the African timber industry and copper froth measurements from the mining industry. Similar measures are described for assessing the predictivity associated with the individual samples (in the case of PCA and CVA) or group means (in the case of CVA). For these measures to be meaningful, certain essential orthogonality conditions must hold that are shown to be satisfied by predictivity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1360-0532
Extra Information: Winner of the Gopal Kanji Prize 2008
Keywords: biplots; canonical variate analysis; measures of fit; prediction; principal component analysis
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 22530
Depositing User: Sarah Frain
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2010 11:13
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 14:02
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