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One quick and dirty approach is to reorder the rows and columns of the matrices by using the scores from the first axis of correspondence analysis. 

Richard

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>Subject: reordering matrices
>   From: shannon <[log in to unmask]>
>   Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 11:18:54 -0500
>     To: [log in to unmask]
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>Mighty mathematicians we have a question.
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>We have small matrices of integers that we need to reorder so that the sum
>of the diagonal is maximum.
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>These matrices are relatively small (say 10x10 max) so we can brute force
>our way by performing every reordering, but would rather not.
>
>Can anyone help we biostatisticians with an algorithm or theorem?
>
>
>Bill
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