Principal Component Analysis Plots with PROC PRINCOMP

This example is taken from Example 77.3 of Chapter 77: The PRINCOMP Procedure. The following statements create a SAS data set that contains ratings of job performance of police officers:

options validvarname=any;

data Jobratings;
   input ('Communication Skills'n
          'Problem Solving'n
          'Learning Ability'n
          'Judgment Under Pressure'n
          'Observational Skills'n
          'Willingness to Confront Problems'n
          'Interest in People'n
          'Interpersonal Sensitivity'n
          'Desire for Self-Improvement'n
          'Physical Ability'n
          'Overall Rating'n) (1.);

   ... more lines ...   


The following statements run PROC PRINCOMP:

ods graphics on;

proc princomp data=Jobratings(drop='Overall Rating'n) n=2
              plots=(Matrix PatternProfile);

The plots are requested by the PLOTS=(MATRIX PATTERNPROFILE) option. The results, shown in Figure 21.11, contain the default scree and variance-explained plots, along with a scatter plot matrix of component scores and a pattern profile plot.

Figure 21.11: Principal Component Analysis