Re: [R] making matrix monotonous

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Date: Wed 07 Jun 2006 - 19:20:11 EST

Spencer Graves a écrit :

> I agree it would be great to sort the variables in a correlation
> matrix to make it easier to read and see patterns. I don't know any
> functions for doing that. If it were my problem, I might "order" the
> variables by their first principal component. There may also be some
> cluster analysis way to do that, but I don't know it well enough to say.
> Hope this helps.
> Spencer Graves

Thanks for your answer Spencer.

Here is a first result of a very simple and naive approach.

Of course, there is no assumption the sorting is "optimal", but on this little example it helps the matrix being more readable.

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