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Topic: PCA
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robert bristow-johnson

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Registered: 12/13/04
Posted: Feb 16, 2013 12:23 AM
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On 2/15/13 9:15 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
> glen herrmannsfeldt wrote:
>> In comp.dsp RichD <r_delaney2001@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> I've been trying to grok principal component analysis
>>> recently, but it isn't clicking. What's the motivation
>>> and purpose of PCA?

>>> I've studied linear algebra, and familiar with singular value
>>> decomposition, is it somehow related to that?

>> The wikipedia page looks pretty good, and does explain that it
>> is connected to SVD. It also has some nice pictures.
>> -- glen

> If you are referring to
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principal_component_analysis,
> Back in midst of last century that would be taken as absolute proof that
> engineers could not write.
> Are they now being challenged ?????

yeah, i couldn't decode the wikipedia article either.

but i typed in "principal component analysis tutorial" into Google and
got some pretty good hits. the one by this Lindsey Smith guy looks
pretty good.


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