[R] Distance-based non-parametric ANOVA

Jose Iparraguirre Jose.Iparraguirre at ageuk.org.uk
Fri Jun 7 11:52:02 CEST 2013

Hi Mikhail,

After a cursory online search using simply " A new method for non-parametric multivariate analysis" + CRAN + R, I got the following three packages which include this paper in their references: vegan, mefa, and TraMineR. I don't know whether they deal with the procedure you are after, but it would be worth having a look.

Prof. José Iparraguirre
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I am comparing treatments by comparing within group to between group distances like described in 

MJ Anderson. 2001. A new method for non-parametric multivariate analysis of variance. 
Austral Ecology 26: 32 -- 46.

The idea is to find the ratio of within group sum of distance^2 to between group sum of distance^2. Then find the distribution of the statistic by permuting the sample.

Has anyone done this before in R code? Are there any packages (I did checked on CRAN - none). Code?

I want to make sure I won't be inventing a bicycle before I write my own package.

Comments? Suggestions? (I have never written an R package before)

Thank you for your time, 


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