Compositional Data Analysis in Practice
Michael Greenacre (2018)
This short book is a user-oriented practical guide to the analysis of compositional data. All aspects of compositional data analysis are considered: visualization, modelling, dimension-reduction, clustering and variable selection, with many examples in the fields of food science, archaeology, sociology and biochemistry, and a final chapter containing a complete case study using fatty acid compositions in ecology. The applicability of these methods extends to other fields such as linguistics, geochemistry, marketing, economics and finance. The book is accompanied by an R package easyCODA.