[Rd] MASS: isoMDS drops names of points in R-2.1.0 (PR#7786)

jari.oksanen at oulu.fi jari.oksanen at oulu.fi
Tue Apr 12 15:57:25 CEST 2005

Full_Name: Jari Oksanen
Version: 2.1.0
OS: Linux & MacOS X
Submission from: (NULL) (

isoMDS (MASS) drops names of points. The reason seems to be that R-2.1.0
abandoned names.dist that isoMDS uses to get the Labels attribute of dist

    points <- matrix(tmp$y, , k)
    rn <- if (is.matrix(d))
    else names(d)   # This does not work any longer
    dimnames(points) <- list(rn, NULL)
    list(points = points, stress = tmp$val)

The solution is obvious but not very elegant.

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