[R] Users of the CRAN homals package

Jan de Leeuw deleeuw at stat.ucla.edu
Thu May 26 16:29:38 CEST 2005

The homals package will eventually be replaced by the gifi
package, which is in a preliminary version at


It has many more things than the homals package on
CRAN, but it is not ready for CRAN yet (will take quite a while).
Besides homals (multiple correspondence analysis with rank and  
constraints, can do regression, canonical analysis, principal component
analysis with optimal scaling of the variables, and so on), it has

-- interactive coding
-- fuzzy coding using B splines
-- maximizing arbitrary convex aspects of correlation matrices
-- approximating Benzécri distances
-- projection plots from homals
-- simple correspondence analysis with many plot options
-- lineals program
-- coding dataframes as indicator matrices
-- making profile frequencies from data frames

More will be added. I will also recode most of the MCA stuff using
as the basic data structure a list of possibly fuzzy  indicators, coded
as sparse matrices.

Install into R by saying

R CMD INSTALL gifi-0.0.1.tar.gz

from the command line.

Jan de Leeuw; Distinguished Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of  
Editor: Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Journal of Statistical  
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