[Taxacom] Principal Components Analaysis - help with a good reference and software

Mark Watson M.Watson at rbge.ac.uk
Fri Feb 13 02:48:47 CST 2009

Could someone please recommend me a good student text (print or internet
site) explaining the theory and practice of Principal Components
Analysis as it is applied to assessing morphological variation in


I am also looking around at various software options for PCA, so advice
on this would also be very helpful.





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