reciprocal averaging

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reciprocal averaging An ordination method that combines gradient analysis and a system of successive approximation. Its chief merit lies in the clarity with which strong floristic gradients are displayed. For the non-mathematical ecologist the method is conceptually easier to follow and to calculate than the most widely used alternative multivariate evaluation scheme, principal components analysis.

reciprocal averaging

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reciprocal averaging An ordination method that combines gradient analysis and a system of successive approximation. Its chief merit lies in the clarity with which strong floristic gradients are displayed. For the non-mathematical ecologist the method is conceptually easier to follow and to calculate than the most widely used alternative multivariate evaluation scheme, principal components analysis.