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Currently available multidimensional scaling programs have advantages and disadvantages:

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general-purpose single packages (e.g. ALSCAL, PROXSCAL in SPSS; in the past, MDSCAL, KYST, POLYCON). These provide a common environment for a range of uses,  but only specified types of data can be scaled by a limited range of models, and they are susceptible to sub-optimal solutions

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stand-alone special purpose programs come from sources  of very varying numerical reliability, have bewilderingly different conventions for data input, but do allow procedures to be fine-tuned to the particular data-type. By contrast ...

NewMDSX is ... 
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a library of 15 separate multidimensional scaling programs

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each of which is used as a stand-alone program

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with a common set of simple run commands

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flexible output commands, and

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extensive user-friendly and technical documentation.

SHAREWARE!! 

Developed originally in the 1980s for main-frame computers, MDS(X) [SV3.2] is now available for PC use, with test input and output files. Constituent programs are run under MS-DOS.