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Principal component analysis is a multivariate technique in which a number of related variables are transformed to a (usually smaller) set of uncorrelated variables. This text is designed for practitioners of principal component analysis. Among the topics explored are extension to p variables, scaling input data, inferential procedures, operations with group data and vector interpretation. Dealing with the ``how-to-do-it'' as well as the ``why-it-works,'' it avoids getting bogged down in theoretical matters and computational techniques focusing instead on practical aspects of data reduction and interpretation.
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From the Reviews of A Users Guide to Principal Components
"The book is aptly and correctly namedA Users Guide. It is the kind of book that a user at any level, novice or skilled practitioner, would want to have at hand for autotutorial, for refresher, or as a general-purpose guide through the maze of modern PCA."
"I recommend A Users Guide to Principal Components to anyone who is running multivariate analyses, or who contemplates performing such analyses. Those who write their own software will find the book helpful in designing better programs. Those who use off-the-shelf software will find it invaluable in interpreting the results."