for MDS should only be the number of subjects/items,
not that of variables be a problem. But anyway, most of the
standalone FORTRAN programs, like ALSCAL, let you
change the DIMENSION of the arrays easily.
HTH, Wolfgang

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dirk Meurer" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 6:00 PM
Subject: MDS with a 400X400 Matrix

> Dear Listmembers,
> I would like to do a MDS with a 400X400 square, symetric matrix of
> (dis)similaritys. Most MDS-Software is limited to a much smaller amount
> of variables though. I have been told, that SAS might be able to process
> the analyis I need, but this is quite inconvenient for me in terms of
> access to the software, hardware-requirements etc. Could anybody tell
> me, if there is a stand-alone program that can do MDS (preferably
> nonmetric) with a matrix of that size?
> Thanks a lot for your help,
> dirk
> P.S: My Matrix is not suitable for factor analysis and clustering does
> not produce the results I need.