Objective function to find the root of in calculating the lambda parameters for each cluster.

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`lambda` |
lambda value to calculate the function output at. |

`rhs` |
Right-hand side of the equation in the referenced paper. |

`dists` |
Not used. |

`dists.table` |
Table of distances between each sequence and the modal sequence in N! space. |

Output of the objective function to determine the root of. Goal is zero.

Erik Gregory

"Mixtures of distance-based models for ranking data". Thomas Brendan Murphy & Donal Martin. 1 April 2002. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 41 (2003) 645-655.

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