I have an issue which I could not solve, although I tried and I got some help on R help forums too. I am trying to calculate Mahalanobis distances on a data frame, where I have several hundreds of groups and several hundreds of variables. Whatever I do, however I subset it I get the "system is computationally singular: reciprocal condition number" error.
It is clear that it is singular, but is there any way to get rid of it and run Maha? Should I forget Maha? Than what to use?
I have uploaded the data file to my ftp: http://mkk.szie.hu/dep/talt/lv/CentInpDuplNoHeader.txt It is a tab delimited txt file with no headers.
I was working with the (R) StatMatch Mahalanobis (also tried stats Mahalanobis) function. I have a deadline for this project (not a homework:)), and I could always use this funct, so I thought I will be able to quit the calculations short, but now I am just lost. link to previous question, sorry for crossposting, I have no idea how to migrate the previous one. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13078909/system-is-computationally-singular-reciprocal-condition-number I would really appreciate any help.
Thanks for any help