MultBiplotR-package: Multivariate Analysis using Biplots

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Multivariate Analysis using Biplots


Classical PCA biplot with aditional features as non-standard data transformations, scales for the variables, together with many graphical aids as sizes or colors of the points according to their qualities of representation or predictiveness. The package includes also Alternating Least Squares (ALS) or Criss-Cross procedures for the calculation of the reduced rank approximation that can deal with missing data, differencial weights for each element of the data matrix or even ronust versions of the procedure.

This is part of a bigger project called MULTBIPLOT that contains many other biplot techniques and is a translation to R of the package MULBIPLOT programmed in MATLAB. A GUI for the package is also in preparation.


Package: MultBiplot
Type: Package
Version: 0.1.00
Date: 2015-01-14
License: GPL(>=2)


Jose Luis Vicente Villardon Maintainer: Jose Luis Vicente Villardon <>


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