Análisis composicional de datos en Ciencias Geoambientales

Compositional data (concentrations) are common in geosciences. Neglecting its character mey lead to erroneous conclusions. Spurious correlation (K. Pearson, 1897) has disastrous consequences. On the basis of the pioneering work by J. Aitchison in the 1980s, a methodology free of these drawbacks is now available. The geometry of the símplex allows the representation of compositions using orthogonal co-ordinares, to which usual statistical methods can be applied, thus facilating computation ans analysis. The use of (log) ratios precludes the interpretation of single concentrations disregarding their relative character. A hydro-chemical data set is used to illustrate the point ​
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