[R] Partial Canonical Correlation

From: Eliot McIntire <eliotmcintire_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu 26 Jan 2006 - 12:12:07 EST


I am interested in doing a partial canonical correlation (identical to the SAS function, Proc Cancorr with the Partial statement).

By this I mean, I have 3 sets of data, a vegetation matrix (columns of abundances of species in rows of plots), an "environment" matrix
(columns of environmental variables in same rows of plots), and a
"space" matrix (x and y locations of each of the plots). I would like to look at the relationships between these multivariate groups, with the space partialed out.

This would be somewhat analogous in my mind to a partial mantel test
(i.e., 3 data matrices), but would be somewhat more sophisticated than
the correlations between distance matrices of the partial mantel test.

In the r-help archives I have found similar things, partial correlations, canonical correlations, but not partial canonical correlations.

Does somebody know how to do this in R?

Thank you in advance,


Eliot McIntire
Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of Ecosystems and Conservation Science
College of Forestry and Conservation
University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812
fax: 406-243-4557

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