[R] factanal

From: Soare Marcian-Alin <soarealin_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 23:34:28 +0200

Hello Guys,

I have problem with the factanal function, I dont understand why it tells me everytime "2 factors is too many for 3 variables"

data set:



str(world) # structure

world[,8] <- log(world[,8])
world[,9] <- log(world[,9])
x <- world[,-c(1,2)]
x = scale(x)
princomp(x, cor=TRUE)
summary(princomp(x, cor=TRUE)) # First Three Main Components: 0.8687063

#a) paarweise Biplots

biplot(princomp(x, cor=TRUE))
biplot(princomp(x, cor=TRUE), choices=c(1:2))
biplot(princomp(x, cor=TRUE), choices=c(1:3))
biplot(princomp(x, cor=TRUE), choices=c(2:3))

#b) varimax

x.loa <- loadings(princomp(x, cor=TRUE)) varimax(x.loa[,1:3])
rotmat <- varimax(x.loa[,1:3])$rotmat

biplot(princomp(rotmat, cor=TRUE), choices=c(1:2))
biplot(princomp(rotmat, cor=TRUE), choices=c(1:3))
biplot(princomp(rotmat, cor=TRUE), choices=c(2:3))

#c) factor-analysis

factanal(rotmat, factors=2) ## ?????

Thanks in advance.

Alin Soare

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