By J. Edward Jackson
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1 Introdnction One of the greatest uses of PCA is its potential ability to adequately represent a p-variable data set ink< p dimensions. " Obviously, the largerk is, the better the fit of the PCA model; the smallerk is, the more simple the model will be. Somewhere, there is an optimal value of k; what is it? " This section will describe a large number of criteria that are in use. These criteria range all the way from significance tests to graphical procedures. Some of these criteria have serious weaknesses, but will be listed anyhow since they are commonly used.
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One of the nice things about matrix notation is that most of the formulas in Chapter 1 will stay the same. As soon as more variables are added, however, some additional concepts and techniques will be required and they will comprise much of the subject material of this chapter. The case of p = 2 variables is, as we have noted, a special case. So far it has been employed because of its simplicity but there are some special techniques that can be used only with the two-dimensional case and these will be given some space of their own in Chapter 15.
A user's guide to principal components by J. Edward Jackson