Procrustes


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Procrustes

(prōkrŭs`tēz), in Greek mythology, cruel highwayman. He forced passersby to lie on a very long bed and then stretched them to fit it. Some said that he also had a very short bed; to make passersby fit this he sawed off their legs. Using Procrustes' own villainous methods, Theseus killed him.

Procrustes

 

in ancient Greek mythology, a giant robber who forced travellers to lie down on a bed, cutting off the feet of those who were longer than the bed and stretching out those who were shorter to make them fit the bed’s length; hence his name, which means “he who stretches.” Metaphorically, a “bed of Procrustes,” or “Procrustean bed,” is any artificial means of measure that has no relation to the real meaning of a phenomenon; any forcibly imposed limitation.

Procrustes

robber; stretches or amputates limbs of victims to fit his bed. [Class. Myth.: Zimmerman, 221]

Procrustes

made travelers fit bed by stretching or lopping off their legs. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 221]
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The Procrustes analysis includes the original and mirrored configurations of a sample combined, and superimposes all of them simultaneously.
The shape comparison between males and females using permutation tests with procrustes distance yielded with significant results for both skull and mandible shape.
There was never an exact fit, as Procrustes secretly possessed two beds.
The Procrustes method (Smith & Beattie, 1990), which uses an orthogonal projection, and the least-squares minimization methods are examples of the third group of modal expansion techniques.
However, there are other powerful statistical methods that can be considered to study individual MDS configurations such as Procrustes analysis [59, 60].
The starting approach we chose for SCFA in FACTOR was Procrustes rotation against a semi-specified target (Browne, 1972).
We performed a generalized Procrustes analysis (GPA) with raw landmark coordinates, which consisted of superimposition of the configurations through the centroid (i.
Raw data of coordinates were submitted to Generalized Procrustes analyses to generate "partial warp" scores and uniform components (Rohlf, 1990; Rohlf & Slice, 1990) as shape variables, using the modules COO and MOG of the software CLIC V.