Focused, Interactive Multidimensional Scaling

Takes a distance matrix and plots it as an interactive graph. One point is focused at the center of the graph, around which all other points are plotted in their exact distances as given in the distance matrix. All other non-focus points are plotted as best as possible in relation to one another. Double click on any point to choose a new focus point, and hover over points to see their ID labels. If color label categories are given, hover over colors in the legend to highlight only those points and click on colors to highlight multiple groups. For more information on the rationale and mathematical background, as well as an interactive introduction, see <>.

Interactive multidimensional scaling.

This R package provides an interactive tool to explore distance matrices, as a alternative to, e.g., multi-dimensional scaling (MDS).

See the project web site for details, examples and usage instructions:

Download / Installation

To install the package directly from github using the devtools library, use in your R prompt

install.packages( "devtools" )
library( devtools )
install_github( "anders-biostat/focusedMDS" )


Reference manual

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1.3.3 by Lea Urpa, 4 years ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Lea Urpa [cre] , Simon Anders [aut]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GNU General Public License license

Imports htmlwidgets, grDevices

See at CRAN