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bioinf.questions • 0
We have recently noticed a group that is consistently able to publish PCA plots with their sample of interest seemingly aligned at 0 on PC1 or both PC1 and PC2 . In their methods they only mention that they use the R prcomp() function. We are interested to understand how they might be doing this. Attached is an example plot showing sample X at 0 on both the PC1 and PC2 axis.
Another approach is to calculate the distance of each point to your reference (PC1), set PC1 to 0 and use the distance to position the other points.