Procrustes


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Procrustes

(prəʊˈkrʌstiːz)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a robber, who put travellers in his bed, stretching or lopping off their limbs so that they fitted it
[C16: from Greek Prokroustēs the stretcher, from prokrouein to extend by hammering out]

Pro•crus•tes

(proʊˈkrʌs tiz)

n.
(in Greek myth) a robber who stretched or amputated the limbs of travelers to make them conform to the length of his bed.
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Noun1.Procrustes - (Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer; he would capture people and tie them to an iron bed, stretching them or hacking off their legs to make them fit; was killed by Theseus
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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Procrustes

[prəʊˈkrʌstiːz] NProcusto
References in classic literature ?
Thus, however weary a man might be, he never liked to lie in the bed of Procrustes.
Finally, Unweighted Pair Group Method with Average (UPGMA) was computed from the Procrustes distances obtained through ventral side configurations.
Para determinar la variacion atribuible al error cometido al marcar los landmarks, se realizaron pruebas de repetibilidad (Harper, 1994; Arnqvist & Martensson, 1998) sobre las variables obtenidas despues de marcar dos veces los puntos sobre cada una de las 276 imagenes incluidas en este estudio: el tamano centroide, las coordenadas alineadas despues de la superposicion de Procrustes y las variables RW.
Procrustes methods were used to analyze shape by superimposing configurations of landmarks into two or more specimens to achieve an overall best fit.
Relationships between the multivariate analyses (environmental variables and structure of periphytic diatom assemblage) were examined by a Procrustes analysis (PERES-NETO; JACKSON, 2001).
We checked the similarity of particular pairs of solutions by calculating two indices: (1) the product-moment correlation r between their respective sets of inter-point distances, and (2) the least-squares Procrustes statistic [g.
Like a voice from the grave, Paul Marchand might have been a racial jeremiad or an enlarged version of "Baxter's Procrustes," a sly satire on authorship, publication, and literary fame.
Analisis de morfometria geometrica: A partir de la matriz de 168 configuraciones de coordenadas geometricas de los ocho puntos (PAR1-PAR8), se realizo el Analisis Generalizado de Procrustes, con el programa CoordGen (Sheets 2005a) para una superimposicion Procrustes y luego extraer una matriz con las variables de conformacion (Partial warps=Pw) y tamano centroide (CS).
ramburii modules: Geometric morphometric tools that include landmark-based and procrustes methods were used to extract shape information from coordinate data in a set of steps that eliminate reflection and variation in scale, position and orientation (Rohlf, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008).
Procrustes analysis (JACKSON, 1995) with 10,000 permutations were run for each group of two variables (for example Copepoda and Cladocerans, or Copepoda and environmental variables), using the scores of the two first axis of each ordination above, resulting in the "r" value for concordance between two sets of data that varies from 0 (absence of concordance) and 1 (perfect concordance).
Comparison of the factor solutions with varimax rotation for the three samples was made using congruence analysis, following the orthogonal procrustes rotation method used by Aluja, Garcia, and Garcia (2003), and the interpretation of congruence coefficients, in accordance with Chico, Tous, Lorenzo-Seva, and Vigil-Colet (2003).