[R] metaMDS NMDS: use of alternative distances?

Jari Oksanen jari.oksanen at oulu.fi
Fri Oct 16 09:30:16 CEST 2009

Kim Vanselow <Vanselow <at> gmx.de> writes:

> Dear r-helpers!
> How can I integrate other distances (in the form of a dist object) into
function metaMDS? The problem:
> metaMDS needs the original data.frame for the calculation and only the default
distances of function
> vegdist are allowed.
> Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
> Thank you,
> Kim

A small addition to Gavin's reply: the option of having your own dissimilarities
was added in the latest release version (1.15-4). If you do not have that in
your version of vegan, you should upgrade.

Cheers, Jari Oksanen

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