[R] Cannot rescale a constant/zero column error.

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Oct 31 16:54:27 CET 2012

On Oct 31, 2012, at 5:47 AM, fillay89 wrote:

> I am trying to run the R Script below,

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> I have actually simplified it to just
> this part that is causing issues.  When I run this script I continue to get
> an error that says "cannot rescale a constant/zero column to a unit
> variance".  I cannot figure out what is going on here.  I have stripped down
> my data file so it is more manageable so I can try to figure this out.
> The data.txt file that is being read looks like this:
> I have made this file very basic on purpose to see if I could get this to
> work, but it is not working.  Of course once I get this to actually work I
> will expand the data file to match the data I am actually using.  
> If I change the attribute in the prcomp function to scale=FALSE of course I
> can run my script.  But if it is scaling...which is causing the issues, it
> errors.
> Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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David Winsemius, MD
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