A new dissimilarity measure and a new optimality criterion in phytosociological classification

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A new dissimilarity measure, Uppsala dissimilarity, is proposed. It is a Manhattan-type measure in between the Canberra and Gower measures, based on the differences between scores in relevés compared, but it also takes both the sums of scores and the difference between maximum and minimum score into account. The measure is considered realistic for… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00031688

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