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Technique that renders observed or computed (dis)similarities among objects into distances in a low-dimensional space (usually Euclidean). It thus constructs dimensions for the data; the objects can be plotted and conceptualized in those dimensions

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What does “ideal points” mean in multidimensional unfolding?

I am reading some materials about multidimensional unfolding and this concept "ideal points" are mentioned several times. I check these readings several times and could not find definition of this ...
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Similarities and dissimilarities in classical multidimensional scaling

I am having trouble reconciling between several terms in MDS. According to [1], Section 14.8, Classical MDS takes similarities as inputs. In [2], also cited in Wikipedia, Classical MDS takes ...
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interpreting NMDS ordinations that show both samples and species

I am using the vegan package in R to plot non-metric multidimensional scaling (NMDS) ordinations. I am using this package because of its compatibility with common ...
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Apply trained MDS model to new data

I have both a distance matrix and the original vectors, and am using MDS (Multidimensional Scaling) with R to generate vectors in more dimensions for the data. With dimensionality reduction (for ...
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non-metric multi-dimensional scaling in R: help with plotting and understanding Stress for isoMDS vs. metaMDS

I have a dataframe with 900 observations. There are 11 columns: 9 measured variables and 1 representing region. ...
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Using Non-Euclidean Distance Matrix in Multi-Dimensional Scaling

I'm trying to use a non-euclidean distance matrix in MDS. Specifically, I'm using cmdscale in R. The resulting eigen vector appears to have huge negative values. From what I've read it appears that ...
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Goodness of fit for multi dimensional scaling

What is considered to be an acceptable value for goodness-of-fit in multi-dimensional scaling (MDS). I tried to run an MDS analysis on my data with four dimensions in R. The goodness of fit comes ...
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Are there any versions of t-SNE for streaming data?

My understanding of t-SNE and the Barnes-Hut approximation is that all data points are required so that all force interactions can be calculated at the same time and each point can be adjusted in the ...
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Analysis of microbial community data collected from iPad swabs

We have taken a number of swabs (~200) from iPads used in our clinic, and after the first half we've introduced an intervention to disinfect all iPads after every use (in addition to the standard ...
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Non-metric Stress in 3 way Multidimensional Scaling (INDSCAL): individuals vs. group

My data consists of 19 participants giving dissimilarity ratings for every possible pairwise comparisons of a set of 12 epistemic adverbs (so each participant gives 66 ratings). The goal is to ...
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How do I apply MDS analysis on my data set?

Consider the following dataset (it is the emission probability matrix of a Hidden Markov Model): ...
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Understanding differences between large and small dimensional data when implementing algorithms

I'm working on a local outlier factor implementation based on the wikipedia entry : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_outlier_factor This article seems to explain it in just two dimensional data. ...
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Reference for dimension reduction techniques

This is a follow-up question to Is PCA appropriate for comparing subsets of panel data?. It turns out that, yes, PCA is appropriate. But there are also many other ways to reduce n-dimensional data to ...
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nMDS in vegan for soil data

I am working with abiotic soil data such as bulk density, moisture levels and soil chemistry as response data (some quantitative some as percentages) and a mix of abiotic and biotic data as ...
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Using the results of a non-metric multidimensional scaling to derive a measure of deviance

I'm working with a dataset containing the taxonomic compositions of floras all over the world and performed a non-metric multidimensional scaling (NMDS) based on the relative proportions of plant ...
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Normalizing Vs. Scaling

Are the concepts of normalizing and scaling of data in conflict with each other? I am adding weights to my features, I have tried normalizing the weights and it didn't make any difference in the ...
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should weights be scaled too?

I am using supervised learning algorithms (specificly SVM) on my data. I know that scaling was needed for my input data. however as I am also adding weights (using pairwise comparison), I am not sure ...
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How to : a brief intro to scaling and rescaling data ( inputs) for supervised learning algorithms

I understand the concept of scaling and that it improves results in SVM's and NN's. however I would like to find somewhere where is is explained, in easy "layman's terms" terms. of how it is done. I ...
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Scaling in SVM (why and how to , plus references)

Hi I know why feature scaling is preferred in SVM, I have two questions: 1-does anyone know of legit articles of books explaining it. I am writing my thesis and I need references. It doesnt have to be ...
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Is it posible to perform the inverse of multidimensional scaling analysis

We have lot of 3D data and we reduced it to 2D for performing fuzzy clustering and obtaining prototypes. We used some matlab functions that were very well documented. Now we would like to see to which ...
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How to distance and to MDS-plot objects according their complex shape

Suppose I have four basal forms of signal (blue, purple, red, green). I also have created transition forms between each other. If you carefully look on the picture below, you can see that for example ...
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Suitable plot for 5 dimensional feature vectors?

I have a list of personality scores obtained from 100 people, based on the Big-Five personality test. Each person has one score for each of the five assessed traits. I put these scores into a 5 ...
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Is it correct to combine PCA and NMDS axes in a multiple regression?

I am considering to do a multiple regression in which some of the predictive variables are PCA (principal components) axes whereas others are NMDS (nonmetric muliple dimension scaling) axes. I would ...
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Multidimensional Scaling “eurodist”

I have a question regarding Multidimensional Scaling. I used the dataset eurodist from the package datasets to generate a 2 ...
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Performing PCA with only a distance matrix

I want to cluster a massive dataset for which I have only the pairwise distances. I implemented a k-medoids algorithm, but it's taking too long to run so I would like to start by reducing the ...
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Multidimensional scaling using Python

I have 6,000 points for which I have all pairwise distances in a distance matrix. I want to get an idea whether these data were generated by a mixture of Gaussian distributions so I'm trying to get a ...
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Multidimensional scaling of variables with multiple sub-features?

Let's say I have a year's worth of magazine issues (January, February, March, etc), and I want to visualize the differences among them. The classic example of multidimensional scaling (MDS) would have ...
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Steps to follow for correspondence analysis when each brand is not shown to every respondent

I want to understand the steps followed for correspondence analysis when each brand is not shown to every respondent. Till now I used to assign a number (proportion) to each brand for each attribute ...
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Guttman's smallest space analysis

I am trying to replicate an analysis as conducted by Raven, et al. (1998). A scale is analyzed with Guttman's smallest space analysis. First of all I wasn't able to find a suitable procedure in R and ...
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Kernel PCA with an SVD algo

Suppose that I have a great algo for calculating the SVD and I want to do Kernel PCA. It is possible to first apply the Kernel function to my data and then run the SVD algo on the transformed data?
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Multidimensional quantiles

I have 1000 observations with 2 continuous variables : Observation ID | X | Y
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Gower distance and MDS: How to determine which variables count?

I have morphological data from two different determined groups (It and Nd), where the variables are heterogeneous (continuous, ...
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When using Nonmetric Multidimensional Scaling, is there an explanatory metric similar to loadings in PCA?

As a beginner to MDS, here is my thought process: Given a data set of environmental factors that may effect a certain sites, when I run a PCA on each site I get a list of principal components. If I ...
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Multidimensional scaling in R with Spearman's rank correlation

I'm new to MDS, but I found some good starter code here (http://mhermans.net/static/postdata/r-examples/neighbours-mds/neighbours-mds-example.html) and which I borrowed for below. The code works fine, ...
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Multidimensional scaling for big dissimilarity matrix

I have a large symmetrical dissimilarity matrix of dimension 300 000. Can you please suggest the multidimensional scaling algorithms that can work with such large data? Input of course can be the ...
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Why does some model-based clustering fail to fit with a large number of dimensions?

I am attempting to cluster data using Mclust. The data is originally from a dissimilarity matrix, transformed via multidimensional scaling in R (MASS::isoMDS). As I ...
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Analysing data measured as proportional composition

I have a data set on the proportional composition of marine substrate for different locations which I would like to compare. For example, one replicate transect within a location may be 50% sand, 25% ...
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How to interpret variation explained by principal coordinates?

I have recently seen a couple of Principal Coordinates Analysis (PCoA) projection plots which show "percentage variation explained" by the respective principal coordinates. Given that the analysis is ...
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Issue of multiple scaling method

I plan to use multiple scaling in R and start with a toy example. There are two matrices. The first contains 10 observations and the second one contains two replicated rows. It appears that the ...
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How to enhance the performance of naive CMDS?

I'm performing Classical MDS on the distance over columns of binary matrix. The result is like this: The points lies on two lines vertical to each other. I don't think useful information is shown in ...
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How to project high dimensional space into a two-dimensional plane?

I have a set of data points in a N-dimensional space. In addition, I also have a centroid in this same N-dimensional space. Are there any approaches that can allow me to project these data points into ...
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MDS and PCA eigenvalues and eigenvectors

I understand that Multidimensional scaling (MDS) is same as doing Principal Components analysis (PCA) if Euclidean distance is used, this is known as Metric MDS. But I came across this in a book that "...
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Multidimensional scaling [closed]

I am running into some problems performing a multidimensional scaling image. First of my dataset is quite large (330.000 fields: 33000 rows, 10 columns). The output image needs to contain 10 dots, 1 ...
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NMDS: why is the r-squared for a factor variable so low

I am doing an NMDS ordination. The data come from a number of sites scattered around two lakes. In the plots, I coloured the samples from the two lakes blue and green. There seems to be some pretty ...
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NMDS and variance explained by vector fitting

I just ran a non metric multidimensional scaling model (nmds) which compared multiple locations based on benthic invertebrate species composition. After running the analysis, I used the vector fitting ...
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NMDS for biomass

I would like to make a NMDS with biomass of different prey groups in stomach content of fish. I have already made one where the data matrix consists of 0 and 1, and this one went fine but are not ...
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R - Multidimensional Scaling and Missing Values

I include MDS analysis in a customer survey and have about 10 brands I want to include in the perceptual map at the end. Meaning the customers would have to rate 45 comparisons and give a similarity ...
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How to best display crosstab data?

I have a 10x10 matrix composed of two variables with 10 brands each. One variable is the brand purchased, the other is the brand considered. My matrix shows a crosstabulation between the two. I need ...
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The proper scaling for generating uniformly distributed points in the n-d ball of *non-unit* radius?

The question of generating uniformly distributed points on the surface of n-dimensional unit ball has been already posted here a dozen of times. What I'm interested in is the proper scaling when we ...
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How to scale new datas when a training set already exists

Here is what I have : A scaled training set, with labels. Segmented images, from which I extract new vectors to classify. My classifier is a KNN which would have obviously been trained using my ...