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Compares statistically succession matrices by likelihood ratio tests. Performs also a cluster analysis of the sequences and a Pricipal Coordinates Analysis (PCA) on the distance matrix between them.

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`serMat` |
List of data.frames. Each of them must contain a matrix of identical dimension, with the same row.names. |

`alpha` |
numeric: global risk threshold for pairwise comparisons. Default = 0.05 |

`meth` |
character: Clustering method. cf |

`printdata` |
Boolean: Print original list of matrices. |

`printdico` |
Boolean:Print the dictionnary of states from |

`printmat` |
Boolean: print all transition matrices and the consensus matrix. |

`eps` |
numeric: precision for the convergence of |

`clust` |
Boolean: performs cluster analysis. |

`pca` |
Boolean: performs a Principal Coordinates Analysis. |

The log likelihood ratio times -2 is used both for tests (Chi-Square approximation followed by Bonferroni post hoc tests) and as a distance to cluster the sequences and to represent them on factorial plans (Principal Coordinates Analysis). Warning: not a metric distance. Susceptible to give incoherent clustering with some methods (`meth`

).

an object of class compseq with attributes

dico Dictionnary of states

mdist Matrix of pairwise distances between sequences

msign Matrix of pairwise significance levels between sequences

mcom Common or consensus transition matrix

Jean-Sebastien Pierre Jean-sebastien.pierre@univ-rennes1.fr

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Pierre, J. S. and C. Kasper (1990). The Design of Ethological Flow-Charts on Factorial Analysis Representations - an Application to the Study of the Male Mole-Cricket Sexual Courtship. Biology of Behaviour 15(3-4): 125-151.

Van der Heijden, P. G. M. 1986. Transition matrices, model fitting and correspondence analysis. In: Data Analysis and Informatics IV (Ed. by E. Diday), pp. 221-226. Elsevier Science Publishers.

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