AnthropMMD-package {AnthropMMD} | R Documentation |

## An R package for the Mean Measure of Divergence (MMD)

### Description

Offers a graphical user interface for the calculation of the mean measure of divergence, with facilities for trait selection and graphical representations.

### Author(s)

Frédéric Santos, frederic.santos@u-bordeaux.fr

### References

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

Fidalgo, D., Hubbe, M. and Wesolowski, V. (2021) Population History
of Brazilian South and Southeast Shellmound Builders Inferred through
Dental Morphology. *American Journal of Physical Anthropology*,
**176**(2), 192–207. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.24342

### Examples

```
## Not run: start_mmd()
```

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