DZ Mds Software
DZmds is designed to provide rapid, first-order evaluation of detrital geochronological datasets by visualizing the dissimilarity between detrital geochronological datasets as distance in Cartesian coordinates. The software is designed to maximize flexibility: allowing comparison of MDS based on multiple dissimilarity matrices, using multiple criteria, and in multiple dimensions. The algorithm executes both metric and non-metric non-classical multidimensional scaling (MDS) of a dissimilarity matrix calculated for a group of samples. Metric MDS can be calculated based on stress or squared stress. Dissimilarity can be selected as the complement of the Cross-correlation of the samples' probability density plots (PDPs) or kernel density estimates (KDEs), the Kuiper V value, or the Kolmogorov-Smirnov D value. Multidimensional scaling can be conducted in multiple dimensions and displayed in either 2 or 3 dimensions.
Before using DZmds, you must run the MCRInstaller, available at the link below. You may also need to run the Windows Visual C++ redistributable package before running the MCRInstaller or DZmds. Currently, DZmds only runs on Windows operating systems and has only been tested on Windows 7.
- DZmds v.1.1.1 Download (EXE)
- User Manual (v.1.1.1) (PDF)
- Download MCR installer (version Version 8.3 Matlab R2014a)
- Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package Installer
- Zipped file with all Matlab ".m" and ".fig" files needed to compile the DZmix executable.
This software can be freely downloaded, used, and shared by all academic, governmental, or non-profit uses.
Please contact the authors prior to use: licensing varies by usage scenario. This software represents investment by the authors (in development) and the scientific community (in evaluating and reviewing); if it is useful support our research efforts.
Please acknowledge the following publication: Saylor, J.E., Jordan, J.C., Sundell, K.E., Wang, X., Wang, S. and Deng, T., 2017, Topographic growth of the Jishi Shan and its impact on basin and hydrology evolution, NE Tibetan Plateau, Basin Research