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st: R: PCA analysis

From   "Carlo Lazzaro" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: R: PCA analysis
Date   Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:13:02 +0200

I would recommend Ozgur to type -help pca- and take a look at the pca entry
in Stata .pdf manual (as usual, a good place to start).

Seconding Maarten's previous remarks about libraries, I would point Ozgur to
two handbooks on this topic:

Alvin C. Rencher, William F. Christensen. Methods of Multivariate Analysis,
Third Edition. Wiley, 2012 (see

Donald J. Treiman. Quantitative Data Analysis: Doing Social Research to Test
Ideas. Jossey-Bass, 2009, chapter 11 (not as sinister as chapter 11 would
sound in US!). (see; see also the
companion website:

Kind regards,

-----Messaggio originale-----
[] Per conto di Ozgur Ozdemir
Inviato: giovedì 10 ottobre 2013 21:55
A: Stata
Oggetto: st: PCA analysis


Is there any way of understanding the performance of Principal component
analysis ? How I can show that using PCA is a good idea or not ?

Kind regards, Ozgur 		 	   		  
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