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Technical Perspective: Strange Effects in High Dimension

By Sanjoy Dasgupta

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 53 No. 2, Page 96

In studying the genetic basis of a disease, it is now common to select a set of relevant genes G, and to measure how strongly they are expressed in cell samples from a group of patients. The size of G is frequently in the thousands, which makes the data high-dimensional by present standards.

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