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Hi Lee,

I’m still a bit concerned about this topic.

Apparently in the DOS version one was able to get this stat when running the varimax rotation procedure.

Obviously it would be great to obtain this stat in the windows version too. I mean, if you’re looking at axis y, which shows the most meaningful result for your experiment (given your a priori groups etc…), you could be missing what is ‘actually’ happening in your dataset. That is, axis x could be accounting for more of the variability – in a way which you may not have previously considered.

Does PATN automatically employ varimax rotation and present that result? And, if so, does VR move the data points relative to the axes themselves, or merely spin the ordination (as one can do in the current windows version 3.11)?

Many thanks in advance,