COMPONENT ANALYSIS: A VALIANT FAILURE?
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2008
© 1990 The Willi Hennig Society
Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 119–136, June 1990
How to Cite
Page, R. D. M. (1990), COMPONENT ANALYSIS: A VALIANT FAILURE?. Cladistics, 6: 119–136. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.1990.tb00532.x
- Issue published online: 20 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 20 OCT 2008
- Received 6 July 1989; accepted 22 November 1989
Abstract— Rerent criticisms of component analysis are based on misunderstandings of the relationship between component analysis, parsimony and consensus methods. These criticisms are rebutted, and the appropriateness of applying the Wagner parsimony criterion to the study of biogcography and co-speciation is questioned. An alternative parsimony method, previously applied to mapping gene cladograms onto organism cladograms, is developed.