# 359 search results for "PCA"

## PCA file calculation with "R".

December 5, 2011
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X es la matriz centrada (X is the centered matrix). Xcov es la matriz de covarianzas de X (Xcov is the covariance matrix of X).Con la función "eigen" calculamos los "eigenvectors" y "eigenvalues" de Xcov.(With the function "eigen" we calculate the "ei...

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## Big-Data PCA: 50 years of stock data

June 17, 2011
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In this post, Revolution engineer Sherry LaMonica shows us how to use the RevoScaleR big-data package in Revolution R Enterprise to do principal components analysis on 50 years of stock market data -- ed. Principal components analysis, or PCA, seeks to find a set of orthogonal axes such that the first axis, or first principal component, accounts for as...

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## Principal Component Analysis (PCA) vs Ordinary Least Squares (OLS): A Visual Explanation

September 16, 2010
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Over at stats.stackexchange.com recently, a really interesting question was raised about principal component analysis (PCA). The gist was “Thanks to my college class I can do the math, but what does it MEAN?” I felt like this a number of times in my life. Many of my classes were focused on the technical implementations they kinda

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## Using R and r.mapcalc (GRASS) to Estimate Mean Topographic Curvature

August 3, 2010
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Recently I was re-reading a paper on predictive soil mapping (Park et al, 2001), and considered testing one of their proposed terrain attributes in GRASS. The attribute, originally described by Blaszczynski (1997), is the distance-weighted mean differe...

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## Tutorial: Principal Components Analysis (PCA) in R

May 20, 2010
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Found this tutorial by Emily Mankin on how to do principal components analysis (PCA) using R. Has a nice example with R code and several good references. The example starts by doing the PCA manually, then uses R's built in prcomp() function to do the s...

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## Compcache on Ubuntu on Amazon EC2

May 4, 2010
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The following fully-automatic Bash script downloads, compiles, and initializes compcache version 0.6.2 on Ubuntu Karmic Koala (9.10). This script creates two swaps with a maximum of 4GB uncompressed size each. Two swaps are used to take advantage of 2 CPUs (or CPU cores in a multicore CPU). Compcache is a fascinating memory compression system. The

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## Learning Statistics on Youtube

September 19, 2016
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Youtube.com is the second most accessed website in the world (surpassed only by its parent, google.com). It has a whopping 1 billion unique views a month. It is a force to be reckoned with. In the video sharing platform, there are many brilliant and hard-working content creators producing high-quality and free educational videos...

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## Analyzing World Bank data with WDI, googleVis Motion Charts

September 17, 2016
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Recently I was surfing the web, when I came across a real cool post New R package to access World Bank data, by Markus Gesmann on using googleVis and motion charts with World Bank Data. The post also introduced me to Hans Rosling, Professor of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute. Hans Rosling, the creator of the famous … Continue...

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## Clustering using the ClusterR package

September 11, 2016
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This blog post is about clustering and specifically about my recently released package on CRAN, ClusterR. The following notes and examples are based mainly on the package Vignette. Cluster analysis or clustering is the task of grouping a set...

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## The start of satRdays

September 8, 2016
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This post was originally shared on the R Consortium blog.Almost 200 people from 19 countries registered for the first satRday conference which was held last Saturday, September 3rd, in Budapest. The final count showed that nearly 170 R users spent 12 hours at the conference venue attending workshops, regular and lighting talks, social events and...

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