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Critical review of some multivariate procedures in the analysis of geochemical data

Journal of the International Association for Mathematical Geology

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02048560

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Simulation experiments have been conducted to examine the potential usefulness of R-mode and Q-mode factor methods in the analysis and interpretation of geochemical data. The R-mode factor analysis experiment consisted of constructing a factor model, using the model to generate a correlation matrix, and attempting to recover the model by R-mode techniques. The techniques were successful in determining the number of factors in the model, but the factor loadings could not be estimated even approximately on the basis of mathematical procedures alone. Q-mode factor methods were successful in recovering all of the properties of a model used to generate hypothetical chemical data on olivine samples, but it was necessary to use a correction previously regarded as unimportant. ?? 1969 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Critical review of some multivariate procedures in the analysis of geochemical data
Series title:
Journal of the International Association for Mathematical Geology
DOI:
10.1007/BF02048560
Volume
1
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1969
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
171
Last page:
184