Journal of the International Association for Mathematical Geology

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 61–77

An algorithm andFortran-iv program for large-scaleQ-mode factor analysis and calculation of factor scores


  • J. E. Klovan
    • Department of GeologyThe University of Calgary
  • J. Imbrie
    • Department of Geological SciencesBrown University

DOI: 10.1007/BF02047433

Cite this article as:
Klovan, J.E. & Imbrie, J. Mathematical Geology (1971) 3: 61. doi:10.1007/BF02047433


An algorithm andFortran-iv computer program,cabfac, forQ-mode factor analysis is described. The program will accept up to 1500 items and 50 variables on a moderate-size computer.

Key words

factor analysisprincipal components analysis
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