Analysis of instability of ordinations

Tausch et al. (Journal of Vegetation Science, 6, 897-902; 1995) found out that some programs for Correspondence Analysis were dependent on the input order of species and sites. Peter Minchin and me have studied the performance of CANOCO. We explain the main results of our studies in a an article in Journal of Vegetation Science 8, 447-454; 1997 (you can have a look at its abstract). The main results are:

What to do?

You will find most detailed information in our article in Journal of Vegetation Science 8, 447-454, 1997. In this web page you can find some software to help to solve the problems of instability. You may take the following steps in analysing the stability of your application:

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