/* Load libraries */ from sklearn.preprocessing import StandardScaler from sklearn.decomposition import PCA from sklearn import datasets
/* Load the data */ digits = datasets.load_digits()
Standardize Feature Values
/* Standardize the feature matrix */ X = StandardScaler().fit_transform(digits.data)
Conduct Principal Component Analysis
/* Create a PCA that will retain 99% of the variance */ pca = PCA(n_components=0.99, whiten=True) /* Conduct PCA */ X_pca = pca.fit_transform(X)
/* Show results */ print('Original number of features:', X.shape) print('Reduced number of features:', X_pca.shape)
/* outputs */ Original number of features: 64 Reduced number of features: 54
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