[R] NMDS using Vegan

Gavin Simpson gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk
Wed May 15 16:43:34 CEST 2013

On Wed, 2013-05-15 at 12:06 +0800, Suparna Mitra wrote:
> Hello R experts,
>   I am new to Vegan and use trying to follow the tutorial to perform NMDS
> for my data. But after performing the metaMDS, when I plotted my results
> the default plot shows MDS1 vs MDS2. Thought according to the
> tutorial Default ordination plot should display NMDS1vs NMDS2. Why is this
> difference? Accourding to tutorial it says: Function metaMDS
> is a wrapper to perform NMDS.
> Can anybody please help me to understand this?
> Thanks,
> Mitra

They are just labels and metaMDS **has** performed an NMDS. Not sure why
Jari labelled these as "MDSx". If this bothers you so, add your own

sol <- metaMDS(dune)
plot(sol, xlab = "NMDS1", ylab = "NMDS2")



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