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

Richard Zander Richard.Zander at mobot.org
Fri Feb 13 11:13:12 CST 2009

Multivariate Data Analysis. J. F. Hair, Jr., et al. Second Ed. is pretty
For software, try PAST 
a free stat program that is phenomenal.

Richard H. Zander 
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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Mark Watson
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Subject: [Taxacom] Principal Components Analaysis - help with a
goodreference and software

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.





Dr Mark F. Watson

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