[R] Biplot

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun May 13 16:08:06 CEST 2007

The PCA of two variables out of three is unrelated to the PCA of all 
three, so your example code does not do what you describe.

If you want to plot two of the components of a full PCA, see
?biplot.princomp: and note that it says this is not a true biplot for 
other than the first two components.

(And really you should have been able to find this yourself: please do 
study the posting guide.)

On Sun, 13 May 2007, Soare Marcian-Alin wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> How could I extract the components of of a PCA to plot it into a biplot?
> I want to make pairwise biplots of the first three main components:
> biplot(princomp(x, cor=TRUE))
> biplot(princomp(x[,c(1,2)], cor=TRUE))
> biplot(princomp(x[,c(1,3)], cor=TRUE))
> biplot(princomp(x[,c(2,3)], cor=TRUE))
> Is this the only way, how I could plot them?
> I thought, that it could be possible to extract them of the full PCA ..
> KR,
> Alin
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