# Is it feasible to use t-SNE to reduce a dataset to one dimension?

Is it feasible to use t-SNE to reduce a dataset to one dimension?

Suppose that I have a matrix, $$X$$, can I reduce it to a column vector, $$Y$$ with t-SNE? Suppose that $$X$$ has 100 columns, how much information can I expect to lose by reducing it to just a column vector with t-SNE (if possible)?

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