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Procrustes Problems

John C Gower and Garmt B Dijksterhuis


Procrustean methods are used to transform one set of data to represent another set of data as closely as possible. This book unifies several strands in the literature and contains new algorithms. It focuses on matching two or more configurations by using orthogonal, projection, and oblique axes transformations. Group-average summaries play an important part, and links with other group-average methods are discussed. The text is multi-disciplinary and also presents a unifying ANOVA framework.

Keywords: Procrustean methods, algorithms, orthogonal, projection axes, oblique axes transformations, ANOVA framework, group-average methods, data analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198510581
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John C Gower, author
Professor, Open University, Walton Hall, Statistics Department, Milton Keynes

Garmt B Dijksterhuis, author
Senior Scientist, WUR Wageningen University and Research Centre, ATO Agrotechnological Institute, Sensory and Consumer Science Group, Wageningen, the Netherlands; Visiting Associate Research Professor, KVL, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Department of Dairy and Food Science, Sensory Science Group, Copenhagen, Denmark