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Journal Article

The Importance of Being Normal

Alan Roff
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Vol. 9, No. 3 (1977), pp. 195-198
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20001233
Page Count: 4
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The Importance of Being Normal
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Abstract

Census data are analysed both before and after transformations to minimize skewness and increase normality have been made. Such 'normalization' appears not to affect either the correlation matrix or principal components and a discussion of normality and linearity suggests reasons for this.

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