[Ifeffit] Principle Component Analysis

Matt Newville newville at cars.uchicago.edu
Sat Aug 22 14:22:04 CDT 2009

Hi Abhijeet,

>  I am trying to understand the method of Principal Component Analysis. What
> is PCA, On what principle it works, How it can be applied to system and to
> what type of system it can be applied. I am trying to find the answers of
> these questions. If someone can please tell me where I can find the
> literature related to these questions, I will be very thankful.

Try  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_Component_Analysis

A good paper describing PCA to XAFS is
   S. R. Wasserman, et al,  J. Synchrotron Rad. (1999). 6, 284-286  [
doi:10.1107/S0909049599000965 ]


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