Re: [R] enhanced MDS

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 28 Jun 2005 - 20:35:14 EST

On Tue, 28 Jun 2005, Karen Kotschy wrote:

> Hi again
>
> Sorry, in looking again at sammon and isoMDS I see that they seem to do
> exactly what I want, except that they are non-metric, which means, as I
> understand it, that they relate the rank orders of the variables rather than
> the actual distances.
>
> Could I use these non-metric MDS packages even if my distances are metric?

Yes.

BTW, Sammon is not ordinal. What `non-metric' means depends on who is using the term.

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