Why doesn't the scatter plot change when I perform multidimensional scaling on distance or similarity matrix?
This figure uses similarity matrix
And this figure use distance matrix (sqrt(1-similarity))
Answer from comments:
That's not a bug, it's a feature! :-). Seriously, isn't this a desirable behavior? – Peter Flom (which I wholeheartedly agree with)
For more details, you really need to consult your software's documentation. You didn't mention which software, and we cannot mindread.