# Multi Dimensional Scaling

Multi Dimensional Scaling (MDS) is a method to plot data on multi dimensional space
from distance or strength data.

If we have a distance data set (from Tokyo to N.Y.), (from N.Y to London), (from London to N.Y),
we can get a data set of position by MDS.
And we can make a map of these cities.

Useful for relative evaluation, for example
Questionnaire
.

For
Category Data,
Quantification Methods 4
is available.

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Software

Example of R is in the page,
Multidimensional scaling by R
.

NEXT Networked multidimensional scaling