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ERIC Number: ED219409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Pages: 33
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Manual for Modal Profile Analysis.
Skinner, Harvey A.; Lei, Hau
Modal Profile Analysis (MPA) is a Fortran IV program for the identification and cross validation of relatively homogenous subgroups within a dimensional or ordination space. This classification approach is designed for use with several samples in a multiple replication design. The program consists of three stages: (1) identification of preliminary types within each of m samples, (2) replication of these types across samples, and (3) generalizability of the typology with new samples. The computations are based on a sequential application of the singular value decomposition. An important feature of this program is that it allows one to differentiate the independent contribution of elevation, scatter, and shape parameters in defining profile similarity. MPA is based on a dimensional (ordination) approach to classification, although one may identify discrete clusters within the low dimensional space. This user's manual contains four sections: Introduction; Job Set-up; An Example; and Implementation Instructions. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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