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SORTL: Stata module to sort factor loadings or rotated matrix from PCA or factor


  • Dirk Enzmann

    () (University of Hamburg)


To make an interpretation of a factor solution easier, sortl sorts the rotated loadings (pattern matrix) or rotated components stored by rotate into the matrix e(r_L). It also sorts the matrix e(Psi) of the unique or unexplained variances created by factor or by pca into the same order.

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  • Dirk Enzmann, 2009. "SORTL: Stata module to sort factor loadings or rotated matrix from PCA or factor," Statistical Software Components S457098, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457098
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    factor loadings; factor; pca; rotate;


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