International Journal of Statistical Distributions and Applications

Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2022

  • Comparison Between Principal Components and Factor Analysis for Different Data

    Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Elsayed

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2022
    Pages: 65-79
    Received: 21 February 2022
    Accepted: 21 March 2022
    Published: 29 December 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsd.20220804.11
    Abstract: Factor analysis (FA) is similar to the principal component analysis (PCA), but not the same. PCA can be considered as a basic of FA. PCA and FA aim to reduce dimension of a data, but the techniques are different. FA is clearly designed to identify the latent factors from the observed variables, PCA does not directly apply this aim. Eigenvalues of P... Show More