Discuss fundamental ideas of MDS, particularly MDS as a data visualization tool in the context of big data is highlighted. Similarities and differences between MDS, factor analysis, and cluster analysis are discussed.


MDS Visualization Factor analysis Cluster analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cody S. Ding
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  1. 1.Department of Education Science and Professional ProgramUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Center for NeurodynamicsUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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