PIONEER: Distance-based multivariate analysis
PIONEER is a program for the analysis of (social science) data of the form subjects (respondents, objects, etc.) by variables. It emphasizes a graphical representation of the subjects. The program is particularly suited to explore how similar the subjects are. PIONEER is the acronym of Program for Individual-Oriented Numeration Embedded in Empirical Research.
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Consider, as an example, an exploratory medical study for diagnosing the severity of an illness, where several diagnostic variables are measured. These variables can be used to find a representation that summarizes the differences between the patients. This representation can also show how these differences are related to the severity of the illness. Therefore, an accurate representation of the patients is quite important. PIONEER emphasizes the graphical representation of subjects, such that similar subjects are represented close together and dissimilar subjects far apart.
Below you will find PIONEER-related references.
You can now download (click to download) version 0.31 of PIONEER and the user's guide. PIONEER is available for the following operating systems. We would like to hear any remarks about the program from you.
Bart Jan van Os (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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