[R] Principal component analysis with EQUAMAX rotation

William Revelle lists at revelle.net
Fri Jun 20 17:46:52 CEST 2014

Dear Wagner,
  I added the equamax rotation option to the psych package in version 1.4.6.  This was requested by Sagnik Chakravarty, with a solution by Gunter Nickel.

Unfortunately, the version on CRAN  is 1.4.5, but you can get 1.4.6 from the alternate repository  http://personality-project.org/r/  (if using a Mac) or  http://personality-project.org/r/src/contrib/   if using a PC.


p3 <- principal(Thurstone,3,rotate="equamax”)  #will extract the first three components and rotate them using equamax.

Let me know if this does what you want.


On Jun 19, 2014, at 2:07 AM, Wagner <wagner.fab at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> I need to do a principal component analysis with EQUAMAX-rotation.
> Unfortunately the function principal() I use normally for PCA does not offer
> this rotation specification. I could find out that this might be possible
> somehow with the package GPArotation but until now I could not figure out
> how to use this in the principal component analysis.
> Maybe someone can give an example on how to do an equamax-rotation PCA?
> Or is there a function in another package that offers the use of
> equamax-rotation directly?
> Thank you for your help!
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