Introduction to statistical methods to analyze large data sets: principal components analysis

Sci Signal. 2011 Sep 6;4(190):tr3. doi: 10.1126/scisignal.2001967.


This Teaching Resource provides lecture notes, slides, and a problem set for a series of lectures from a course entitled "Systems Biology: Biomedical Modeling." The materials are a lecture introducing the mathematical concepts behind principal components analysis (PCA). The lecture describes how to handle large data sets with correlation methods and unsupervised clustering with this popular method of analysis, PCA.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Data Interpretation, Statistical*
  • Models, Biological*
  • Systems Biology / education
  • Systems Biology / methods*
  • Systems Biology / trends*