Project details for fastICA

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Description: The open-source C-package fastICA implements the fastICA algorithm of Aapo Hyvarinen et al. <URL:> to perform Independent Component Analysis (ICA) and Projection Pursuit. fastICA is released under the GNU Public License (GPL).

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Dependencies: gcc compiler, glibc library, Rmath library

Installation: fastICA can be installed in two easy steps:

  • extract files from "fastICA.tar.bz2":

  • compile files running the makefile:

  • make

To check the integrity of the package, run the command:

make check

To remove the installed files, use the command:

make clean

Usage: $./run_fastICA -n <int> -p <int> -# <int> -a -s -O <dir> -i <file> -v -h


run_fastICA has the following options:

-n <int>   number of observations
-p <int>   number of dimensions
-# <int>   desired number of independent components
-a <real>  alpha constant in (1, 2) for logcosh  neg-entropy (default: 1.0)
-s         if symmetric fastICA should be performed (default: deflation)
-O <dir>   working directory for results (default: OUTPUT)
-i <file>  file with the n (row) observations of p (column) attributes
-v         verbose output, (default: no verbosity)


./run_fastICA -n326900 -p3 -#3 -a1.25 -s -iTEST/karbagan.dat

Go to TEST/README.R for information on how to validate results.


 A. Hyvarinen and E. Oja (2000) Independent Component Analysis:
 Algorithms and Applications, _Neural Networks_, *13(4-5)*:411-430
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Supported Operating Systems: Agnostic
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Tags: Independent Component Analysis
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