Simultaneous Multivariate Analysis of Multiple Data Matrices

  • Halliday J. H. MacFie
Part of the Modern Analytical Chemistry book series (MOAC)


The application of pattern recognition methods to two-way tables of data emanating from mass spectrometers, chromatographs, and a variety of other complex analytical instruments is now widespread. In particular principal components analysis (Pearson,(1) but see Gnanadesikan(2) for a more recent introduction) is used to obtain low-dimensional representations of the relationships between rows and columns of two-way tables. In pyrolysis mass spectrometry this technique, usually called “factor analysis,” has been particularly powerful.(3,4)


Principal Component Score Reconstructed Mass Generalize Procrustes Analysis Fatty Acid Data Binary Test 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Halliday J. H. MacFie
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Food Research (Bristol Laboratory)Langford, BristolUK

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