Principal Component Analysis in Python and MATLAB

Theory of Principal Component Analysis (PCA)

Concept of Dimensionality Reduction

Step-by-step Implementation of PCA

PCA using Scikit-Learn (Python Library for Machine Learning)

PCA using MATLAB (Using Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox)


  • Python Programming
  • MATLAB Programming
  • Basics of Data Analysis


Principal Component Analysis (PCA) is an unsupervised learning algorithms and it is mainly used for dimensionality reduction, lossy data compression and feature extraction. It is the mostly used unsupervised learning algorithm in the field of Machine Learning.

In this video tutorial, after reviewing the theoretical foundations of Principal Component Analysis (PCA), this method is implemented step-by-step in Python and MATLAB. Also, PCA is performed on Iris Dataset and images of hand-written numerical digits, using Scikit-Learn (Python library for Machine Learning) and Statistics Toolbox of MATLAB. Also the projects files are available to download at the end of this post.

Who this course is for:

  • Data Scientists and Analysts
  • Computer Science and Engineering Students
  • Anyone interested in Data Science

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