By Trevor F. Cox, Michael A. A. Cox

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57 and noting that the second and third columns of A 1 are simply multiples of the first column. This is, of course, expected since A1 is of rank one. If A is viewed as a matrix representing four points in a three dimensional space, it is noted that only two dimensions are in fact needed t o represent the points since A has rank 2. A one dimensional space approximating t o the original configuration is given by A1 giving an ordering of the points as 4,2,3,1. Note that the singular value decomposition can be defined so that U is an n x n matrix, A is an n x p matrix and V is a p x p matrix.

Minimisation is done using a Fletcher-Powell routine. The number of dimensions required is then assessed by an index of goodness of fit, FIT: For a perfect solution, FIT = 1. To assess the dimension required, FIT is plotted against dimension p . The dimension required is that value of p where there is no appreciable improvement in the increase of FIT with increase in p . Saito (1978) introduced an index of fit, P ( c ) ,defined by where X i is the ith eigenvalue of B,(dz,). The constant to be added to the dissimilarities for given P , was then taken as that value © 2001 by Chapman & Hall/CRC which maximises P ( c ) .

The first formulation is considered here. The additive constant problem is easier t o solve if a constant is + © 2001 by Chapman & Hall/CRC added t o squared dissimilarities rather than dissimilarities themselves. For this case The smallest value of c that makes B positive semi-definite is -2A,, where A, is the smallest eigenvalue of B (see for example, Lingoes, 1971). The solution for the case where a constant is to be added t o S,, and not Sg,, was given by Cailliez (1983). His results are summarised below.