Constructing MDS Representations
An MDS representation is found by using an appropriate computer program. The program, of course, proceeds by computation. But one- or two- dimensional MDS representations can also be constructed by hand, using nothing but a ruler and compass. In the following, we will discuss such constructions in some detail for both ratio MDS and for ordinal MDS. This leads to a better understanding of the geometry of MDS. In this context, it is also important to see that MDS is almost always done in a particular family of geometries, i.e., in flat geometries.
KeywordsSolution Space Euclidean Geometry Rigid Motion Ranking Number Curve Geometry
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