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A survey of numerical methods useful in taxonomy

Gower, J.C.


1969 - Volume: 11 Issue: 3 pages: 357-375


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numerical taxonomy

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The principles underlying sorne numerical methods useful in taxonomy are described. The mathematical treatment is elementary and is intended to give an introduction to the subject that can be supplemented by further reading. Classification, identification and the construction of phylogenies are discussed. As a first step towards improving the methods, attention is drawn to sorne of their deficiencies. Only by understanding the principles can taxonomists judge the usefulness, or otherwise, of numerical methods.

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1969-11-13

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