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Recoding of transformations:
Ordinal transformations are coded in C++ and therefore much faster.
Added monotone spline transformations (type = mspline
with number of interior knots spline.intKnots
and degree of the spline spline.degree = 2
.
smacofConstraint
allows for transformations of the external variables through constraint.type
("ratio", "interval", "ordinal", "spline", "spline",
or "mspline"
). Missing values (NA
) are estimated by the model. Choosing the number of external variables equal to the number of dimensions together with constraint.type = "ordinal", constraint.ties = "primary"
will effectively restrict the configuration to parallel regions defined by the categories of the external variables.
Stress values reported by verbose = TRUE
during iterations of smacofSym
, smacofConstraint
, and smacofRect
are normalized Stress values.
Gravity model for dissimilarity computation based on co-occurrences added: see gravity()
.
The circle
argument in smacofRect()
allows for circular restrictions on the configurations.
All smacof functions now return Stress-1 (before it was squared Stress-1); the value return by the function is now called stress
.
The metric
argument is deprecated. Now type
should be used (either "ordinal"
, "interval"
, or "ratio"
)
for pretty much all smacof functions.
smacofSphere.primal()
and smacofSphere.dual()
are now merged into a single function smacofSphere()
with a corresponding algorithm
argument.
smacofConstraint()
now returns weight matrix C
.
Plot updates:
For unfolding (smacofRect()
) configurations: joint = TRUE
as default.
Configuration plot looks a bit fancier now (labels and points as default), also aspect ratio = 1 as default.
A note in plot help file added that in the stress plot the SPP from a various smacof functions is rescaled to percentages (which sum up to 100).
Datasets:
Labels for rectangle dataset now provided in English.
Dataset on Republican statements added (document-term matrix).