StartMMD: An R Shiny application for the mean measure of divergence

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View source: R/StartMMD.R


Launches a Shiny Graphical User Interface for the calculation of the mean measure of divergence.




The GUI of AnthropMMD is completely autonomous: reading the data file and specifying the parameters of the analysis are done through the interface. Once the dataset is loaded, the output reacts dynamically to any change in the analysis settings.


The function returns no value by itself, but all results can be indivudally downloaded through the graphical interface.


The R console is not available when the GUI is active. To exit to GUI, type Echap (on MS Windows systems) or Ctrl+C (on Linux systems) in the R console.

On 14-inch (or smaller) screens, for convenience, it may be necessary to decrease the zoom level of your web browser and/or to turn on fullscreen mode.


Frederic Santos, <[email protected]>


Harris, E. F. and Sjøvold, T. (2004). Calculation of Smith's mean measure of divergence for intergroup comparisons using nonmetric data. Dental Anthropology, 17(3), 83-93.

Irish, J. (2010). The mean measure of divergence: Its utility in model-free and model-bound analyses relative to the Mahalanobis D2 distance for nonmetric traits. American Journal of Human Biology, 22, 378-395. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.21010

Nikita, E. (2015). A critical review of the mean measure of divergence and Mahalanobis distances using artificial data and new approaches to the estimation of biodistances employing nonmetric traits. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 157, 284-294. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22708

Santos, F. (2018). AnthropMMD: an R package with a graphical user interface for the mean measure of divergence. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 165(1), 200-205. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.23336


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AnthropMMD documentation built on Dec. 23, 2017, 5:42 p.m.