Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Partial Least Square (PLS)

  • Joo Chuan Tong
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_940


PLS is simply a derivation of the multiple linear regression and principal components regression methods. PLS generates new variables called principal components which are linearly transformed from a group of high correlated variables into a smaller number of uncorrelated variables that are able to explain the variability observed in the data. Subsequently the newly generated principal components are used for the prediction of the dependent variable.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Data Mining DepartmentInstitute for Infocomm ResearchSingaporeSingapore