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Non-Metric Partial Least Squares

Giorgio Russolillo

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In this paper I review covariance-based Partial Least Squares (PLS) methods, focusing on common features of their respective algorithms and optimization criteria. I then show how these algorithms can be adjusted for use as optimal scaling tools. Three new PLS-type algorithms are proposed for the analysis of one, two or several blocks of variables: the Non-Metric NIPALS, the Non-Metric PLS Regression and the Non-Metric PLS Path Modeling, respectively. These algorithms extend the applicability of PLS methods to data measured on different measurement scales, as well as to variables linked by non-linear relationships.

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Electron. J. Statist. Volume 6 (2012), 1641-1669.

First available in Project Euclid: 26 September 2012

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Primary: 62-07: Data analysis 62H25: Factor analysis and principal components; correspondence analysis

Optimal Scaling NIPALS PLS Regression PLS Path Modeling non-linearity


Russolillo, Giorgio. Non-Metric Partial Least Squares. Electron. J. Statist. 6 (2012), 1641--1669. doi:10.1214/12-EJS724. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ejs/1348665231.

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