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Re: st: Principal Component Score
> dear all,
> I'm using STATA 8 for a Principal Component Analysis, as I'm interested in
> building one index out of three covariates (i.e. I need to get the first
> principal component score).
> What I do is the following:
> I type: pca x1 x2 x3
> and obtain eigenvalues and eigenvector,
> straightafter I type
> predict pc1, score
> and I get the red message: last estimates not found!
> I have tried several times, also changing the computer...but the red
> message always pops up.
> Thank you in advance for your preciuos help
I think you might be confusing Stata 8 and Stata 9.
If you consult the online help for -pca- in Stata 8, you'll see that you
can get the score after -pca- using the -score- command.
Hope this helps.
> Mariarosaria Agostino
> Dipartimento di Economia e Statistica
> UniversitÓ della Calabria
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