Friday, 6 May 2011

Simple tutorial on how to use Multivariate Statistical Package (MVSP) version 3.2

I will show you the basic step on how to use MVSP programme to calculate and find the species similarity index.

a. How to key in the data in Microsoft Excel:
1. Open Microsoft Excel
2. Column B, C, D, E, F (row 1): List of sampling sites
3. Column A, Row 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: List of species present at the sampling sites
4. Column B till column F, Row 2 till Row 6: number of individuals per species caught at each sampling sites

b. How to insert data in MVSP
1. open the MVSP programme.
2. click ‘file’, then click ‘import.’
3. select the Microsoft Excel file.
4. then MVSP will show you ‘Import preview’, if it is the correct file, click ‘OK’
5. then MVSP will show you ‘Currently open file’. If the variable and sample shown is correct, proceed to the next step.
6. click ‘Analyses’, then click ‘Cluster analysis…
7. then MVSP will show you ‘Cluster Analysis Option’. Choose appropriate ‘method’ and ‘measurement’, then click ‘OK’.
8.  MVSP will show you the result as below. Good luck!

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