[MORPHMET] Re: Interpreting PCA results

2017-05-16 Thread LRMonteiro
Good morning I understand this is a bit late to come to this discussion, but there are some points I would like to add. First, there is an excellent discussion of PCA after Procrustes superimposition in Dryden and Mardia (1998) Statistical shape analysis, Wiley (pages 96-108). They present

[MORPHMET] Re: Interpreting PCA results

2017-05-16 Thread dsbriss_dmd
Good morning all, I would like to thank everyone so far for generously taking the time to reply to my questions: I didn't think I would generated such an interesting discussion! As an amateur morphometrician I am trying to keep up and have started reading some of the literature you all have

Re: [MORPHMET] Re: Interpreting PCA results

2017-05-16 Thread Carmelo Fruciano
Dear Morphmet list, first, thank you all for the very interesting and stimulating posts. In my humble opinion, not being PCA a "predictive" tool, it can be easily misused as such. Personally, I most frequently use PCA to have a quick look at what my data looks like. In other words, to look at