Software developers interested in using the PCAGinzu components to interpret PCA results should be familiar with Python. For a tutorial on Python, see http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html.
Users may also want to be familiar with key CompClust concepts, in particular, Datasets, Labelings, and Views. This tutorial will attempt to describe most of these concepts as they are introduced. If you'd like to learn more there are additional tutorials you might consider following. For additional tutorial references, including CompClust, see Section 9.
If you intend to use the CompClust software to perform the commands while you read the tutorial, we expect that you will be using either of the following versions of CompClust:
If you're installing from source and have your own Python, we recommend the http://ipython.scipy.org/ enhanced interactive Python shell. Some of our examples take advantage of IPython's features.
Joe Roden 2005-12-13