In the documentation for the seqdist() function it is noted that there is "...a specific normalization for"CHI2" and "EUCLID". See the Details section." (p.60). But in the details section there is no additional information about what normalization is applied for either of these distance measures. Thanks
This looks like an error in the documentation. Currently (TraMineR v 2.0-11.1) normalization has no effect for CHI2 and EUCLID distances. For example, you can observe with the following code that non-normalized and normalized distances are the same for a sample of 50 randomly generated sequences.
library(TraMineR) dat <- seqgen(50,12,1:3,c(.1,.5,.4)) seq <- seqdef(dat) d <- seqdist(seq, method="EUCLID", norm="none", step=4) d.n <- seqdist(seq, method="EUCLID", norm="auto", step=4) sum(d - d.n != 0) ##  0
May be the normalization affected the outcome before the bug fixes in version 2.0-10.