[R] Fitting Hastie's principal surfaces in R

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 1 21:26:43 CET 2017

I couldn't find anything, but you might try searching on "thin plate
splines" on rseek.org. I realize these are different than principal
surfaces, but they might nevertheless be useful to you.   Or not.


Bert Gunter

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On Sun, Jan 1, 2017 at 2:56 AM, Neverstop . <neverstop at hotmail.it> wrote:
> Hello,
> I need to summarize a three-dimensional dataset through a principal surface that passes through the middle of the data. Principal surfaces are non-linear generalization of the plane created by the first two principal components and provide a non-linear summary of p-dimensional dataset. Principal surfaces are described in this 1989 article by Hastie and Stuetzle: https://web.stanford.edu/~hastie/Papers/Principal_Curves.pdf . They were introduced by Trevor Hastie in his Ph.D dissertation: http://www.slac.stanford.edu/cgi-wrap/getdoc/slac-r-276.pdf
> I'm looking for a package to fit principal surfaces with R.
> I've come across the package princurve created by TrevorHastie, but it allows to fit principal curves only. How can I fit two-dimensional principal surfaces in R?
> Thank you.
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