Journal of Analysis and Testing

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 235–248 | Cite as

Comparison of Principal Components Analysis, Independent Components Analysis and Common Components Analysis

  • Douglas N. RutledgeEmail author
Original Paper


The aim of this work is to describe and compare three exploratory chemometrical tools, principal components analysis, independent components analysis and common components analysis, the last one being a modification of the multi-block statistical method known as common components and specific weights analysis. The three methods were applied to a set of data to show the differences and similarities of the results obtained, highlighting their complementarity.


Exploratory data analysis Chemometrics Principal components analysis Independent components analysis Common components analysis Common components and specific weights analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INRA, UMR GENIAL, AgroParisTech, Université Paris-SaclayMassyFrance

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