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How can I do Factor Analysis with Mathematica?

This is my best attempt so far:

Needs["RLink`"]
InstallR[]
matData = {m, r, c, b, age, edu, mhi};

REvaluate["factanal(" matData ",2)"]

The elements of matData are arrays containing numerical values.

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  • $\begingroup$ Would you like to do it without using RLink? $\endgroup$ – Karsten 7. Dec 9 '15 at 19:09
  • $\begingroup$ My priority is that it's as simple as is possible, but beyond that I guess I'd have a mild preference for doing it without RLink - I am more comfortable with Mathematica than R! But I wasn't able to find anything on google or Mathematica's help that directly related. $\endgroup$ – Isaac Dec 9 '15 at 19:11
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    $\begingroup$ There are a few demonstrations related to factor analysis; have you already taken a look at their code for inspiration? $\endgroup$ – MarcoB Dec 9 '15 at 19:21
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    $\begingroup$ Have you looked at the Analysis of Variance Package that comes with Mathematica? In particular the ANOVA function. $\endgroup$ – Edmund Dec 9 '15 at 19:52
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RSet["matR", matData];
REvaluate["factanal(matR,2)"]
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