MDS Software

Appendix B of the book discusses several MDS software packages. For more details of the capabilities of the following software, we refer to the book. The MDS software is classified into three main categories: interactive MDS programs, programs with high-resolution graphics, and without high-resolution graphics.

Name Type Commercial Contact
GGVis Interactive Freeware ggobi-help@ggobi.org
PerMap Interactive Freeware Ron Heady: ron@heady.us
Alscal High-resolution graphics Within the commercial SPSS package SPSS Inc
NewMDSX© High-resolution graphics Commercial package enquiries@newmdsx.com
Proxscal High-resolution graphics Within the commercial SPSS package Frank Busing: busing@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
SAS High-resolution graphics Within the commercial SAS package SAS Institute
Statistica High-resolution graphics Within the commercial Statistica package info@statsoft.com
Systat High-resolution graphics Within the commercial Systat package info@statsoft.com
Guttman-Lingoes No high-resolution graphics Freeware
Faceted Smallest Space Analysis No high-resolution graphics Freeware Samuel Shye msshye@pluto.mscc.huji.ac.il
KYST No high-resolution graphics Freeware Scott M. Smith: smsmith@byu.edu
Multiscale No high-resolution graphics Freeware James O. Ramsay: ramsay@psych.mcgill.ca