[Rd] R: prcomp documentation (PR#7372)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 17 10:31:55 CET 2004

I have no idea what you mean by this.  prcomp works on a matrix, which has 
two dimensions, and what you mean by `dimensionality of the data' in PCA 
depends on whether you are doing R mode or Q mode PCA.

Have you read the references on the help page?

On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 clock at twibright.com wrote:

> help(prcomp) documentation doesn't say that dimensionality of the data treated
> is number of columns of the matrix. I suggest this to be added somewhere near
> the description of the matrix argument 'x'.

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