Is there any good explanation about the confidence ellipse used in PCA analysis which briefly describes how to interpret the result? For example, I am looking for the following cases:

  • Some points are not included in the ellipse. What does that mean? How about few and large number of observations (individuals) are not included in the ellipse?

  • What does the angle of the ellipse reveal? For example, what is the difference between a horizontal ellipse (stretched over PC1) versus angular ellipse versus a vertical ellipse (stretched over PC2).


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