Principal component analysis of the elongation of metacarpal and phalangeal bones.

  • Shingo Takai
  • Published 1977 in American journal of physical anthropology


A hypothesis that the first principal component computed from the covariance matrix of logarithms reflected the specific growth rates of corresponding bones was taken to analyze the growth pattern of the tubular bones of the hand. The total length of 19 tubular bones of the right hand was measured on standardized radiographs of Japanese children (33 boys… (More)


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