Jan de Leeuw and the French School of Data Analysis

François Husson, Julie Josse, Gilbert Saporta

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The Dutch and the French schools of data analysis differ in their approaches to the question: How does one understand and summarize the information contained in a data set? The commonalities and discrepancies between the schools are explored here with a focus on methods dedicated to the analysis of categorical data, which are known either as homogeneity analysis (HOMALS) or multiple correspondence analysis (MCA).

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