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JMP 12 Multivariate Methods by SAS Institute

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Chapter 2 
Introduction to Multivariate Analysis
Overview of Multivariate Techniques
This book describes the following techniques for analyzing several variables simultaneously:
The Multivariate platform examines multiple variables to see how they relate to each other. See Chapter 3, “Correlations and Multivariate Techniques”.
The Cluster platform groups rows together that share similar values across a number of variables. It is a useful exploratory technique to help you understand the clumping structure of your data. See Chapter 4, “Cluster Analysis”.
The Principal Components platform derives a small number of independent linear combinations (principal components) of a set of measured variables that capture as much of the variability in ...

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