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Multivariate Methods > Multidimensional Scaling > Multidimensional Scaling Platform Options
Publication date: 11/10/2021

Multidimensional Scaling Platform Options

The Multidimensional Scaling red triangle menu options give you the ability to customize reports according to your needs. The options available are determined by the type of data and the number of dimensions that you use for your analysis.

MDS Plot

Shows or hides the MDS Plot.


Provides diagnostics for the MDS.

Shepard Diagram

Shows a plot of actual proximity (or transformed proximity if a transformation is used) versus the predicted proximity. This report appears by default. See Shepard Diagram.

Waern Links

Displays the Waern links on the MDS plot. Controls for the portion (smallest or largest) are available when this option is selected. See Waern Links.

Show Coordinates

Provides a report of the solution coordinates. These are the coordinates of the points on the Multidimensional Scaling Plot. The report shows the coordinates of up to three dimensions. Right-click in the report and select Columns to add additional dimensions to the report. The maximum number of dimensions is the number of dimensions set in the launch window.

Show Proximity

Provides a report of the proximities. The original and derived proximities (distances) are provided between each pair of objects. The pairs are identified in the From and To object columns. If a transformation was used, the transformed proximities are also included in the table.

Save Proximity

(Available only if Attribute List is the data format.) Saves the distance matrix to the data table.

3D Plot

(Available only if three or more dimensions are specified for Set Dimensions in the launch window.) Shows a 3-D plot of the first three dimensions.

Save Coordinates

Saves the solution coordinates to the data table in separate columns.

See Local Data Filters in Reports, Redo Menus in Reports, and Save Script Menus in Reports in Using JMP for more information about the following options:

Local Data Filter

Shows or hides the local data filter that enables you to filter the data used in a specific report.


Contains options that enable you to repeat or relaunch the analysis. In platforms that support the feature, the Automatic Recalc option immediately reflects the changes that you make to the data table in the corresponding report window.

Save Script

Contains options that enable you to save a script that reproduces the report to several destinations.

Save By-Group Script

Contains options that enable you to save a script that reproduces the platform report for all levels of a By variable to several destinations. Available only when a By variable is specified in the launch window.

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