1985 Volume 12 Issue 18 Pages 67-79
The present paper is a review of recent theoretical and methodological developments in multidimensional scaling and its related methods in Japan. The term multidimensional scaling (MDS) is used in two senses. One is a narrow sense, and the other is a wider sense. The former is a technical term which is divided into metric MDS and non-metric MDS. The latter has many variations in multidimensional data analysis. In this review, MDS in a narrow sense and its closely related methods, which are a part of MDS in a wider sense, are taken into consideration. And Japanese works are introduced.