Exploring sequences: a graphical tool based on multi‐dimensional scaling

  title={Exploring sequences: a graphical tool based on multi‐dimensional scaling},
  author={Raffaella Piccarreta and Orna Lior},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)},
  • R. Piccarreta, Orna Lior
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • Business
  • Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)
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