Compositional Data Analysis in Practice Michael Greenacre

ISBN: 9781138316614

Published: June 27th 2018

136 pages


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Compositional Data Analysis in Practice  by  Michael Greenacre

Compositional Data Analysis in Practice by Michael Greenacre
June 27th 2018 | | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 136 pages | ISBN: 9781138316614 | 10.65 Mb

Compositional Data Analysis in Practice is a user-oriented practical guide to the analysis of data with the property of a constant sum, for example percentages adding up to 100%. Compositional data can give misleading results if regular statistical... MoreCompositional Data Analysis in Practice is a user-oriented practical guide to the analysis of data with the property of a constant sum, for example percentages adding up to 100%.

Compositional data can give misleading results if regular statistical methods are applied, and are best analysed by first transforming them to logarithms of ratios. This book explains how this transformation affects the analysis, results and interpretation of this very special type of data. All aspects of compositional data analysis are considered: visualization, modelling, dimension-reduction, clustering and variable selection, with many examples in the fields of food science, archaeology, sociology and biochemistry, and a final chapter containing a complete case study using fatty acid compositions in ecology.

The applicability of these methods extends to other fields such as linguistics, geochemistry, marketing, economics and finance.FeaturesA unique didactic format, where each chapter has exactly eight pages of study material, many illustrative figures, and an end-of-chapter summaryAn approach aimed at students and applied researchers, gathering the mathematical aspects in a compact theoretical appendix Numerous examples from a variety of disciplinesA computational appendix that documents the easyCODA package for R developed by the author, making it possible for readers to reproduce the results A supporting website with data sets, R scripts and further study material The R package easyCODA, which accompanies this book, can be downloaded from R-Forge as follows: install.packages(easyCODA, repos=http: //R-Forge.R-project.org) and will be available on CRAN soon.

Notice that the R packages ca and vegan also have to be installed (from CRAN in the usual way).



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