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st: Principal Components Analysis with count data


From   "Jason Ferris" <JasonF@TURNINGPOINT.ORG.AU>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Principal Components Analysis with count data
Date   Tue, 11 Aug 2009 09:29:43 +1000

As PCA is appropriate for continuous data.  I am wondering if it is
appropriate for count data (i.e., highly skewed)?  Can someone provide
advice, guidance or a resource in using PCA with count data?

Cheers,
Jason

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