Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1969) 16: 48- 52

The quantitative ecology of communities: An introduction to association analysis

Research Article
J. M. Randal  
  1. Applied Mathematics Division D.S.I.R., Wellington

This is a brief, non-mathematical survey of some of the most common methods of numerically classifying large numbers of individuals according to their attributes. The article is intended as an introduction to the subject, and is not intended to be in any way definitive. An appendix briefly discusses the results of a simple classification exercise.