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On 25-04-2014 09:53, Behrouz Jedari wrote:
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> Dear all,
> 
> We want to measure the overall distance between two social entities
> with multiple dimensions. The features are of different importance
> and, hence, a weight factor for each dimension should be calculated in
> order to identify its importance. Do you have any idea about this?
> 
> Any comment would be highly appreciated.

   Google for Gower distance or (dis)similarity.
   For example
   http://stat.ethz.ch/R-manual/R-devel/library/cluster/html/daisy.html
   
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4298870/implementation-of-the-gower-distance-function

   Vlado
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