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03-04-2006, 01:41 PM
Would you mind explaining the concept of the eiganvalue to me?
03-04-2006, 09:43 PM
The eigenvalue comes from linear algebra and is a very abstract concept within vectors and matrices. The following link is an attempt to give an explanation, but it really doesn't clarify a lot:
In statistics, the concept of an eigenvalue is used in factor analysis to determine how many underlying factors can be extracted from a data set. They are explained approximately half-way down the page in this link:
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