Accession Number:

AD0274634

Title:

SYMMETRIC CORRELATION AND PRINCIPAL AXIS FACTOR ANALYSIS PACKAGE FOR THE IBM TYPE 709

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Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

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Report Date:

1961-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The symmetric correlation and principal axis factor analysis package consists essentially of a main control program and three subprograms which may be used separately or in combination. Its main tasks are to normalize a raw data matrix, compute a correlation matrix, extract principalAXIS FACTORS, AND TRANSFORM A NORMALIZED DATA MATRIX TO A FORM FROM WHICH A FACTOR SCORE MATRIX MAY BE EASILY OBTAINED. The various uses of the program demand certain equipment. The minimum number of tape units required is two, the two standard MONITOR units 5 and 6. A maximum of 9 tape units is required, however, if all the options for writing BCD and binary tapes for data storage are used for a run. Many features of the program make it especially adaptable to general and specialized research needs. The program fits well into a systems library of research computer programs since it is planned to both accept from and provide data for other existing and projected programs. It can accept almost any input data format since it contains a provision for variable input format. It prints its output data in a form that is clear, well-labeled, and readily tabulated. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE