Create letter R example...

Creates a Dissimilarity object that bears the name R. The dissimilarities in this object were chosen to be a monotone transformation of the distances between the 32 two-dimensional points that make up the capital letter R.

All 32 · (32-1)/2 interpoint distances were subjected to the transformation:

dissimilarityij = distanceij2 + 5 + noiseRange · u,

where u is a uniform random variable between 0 and 1.

This example was chosen from Green, Carmone & Smith (1989).

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© djmw, December 1, 1997