What is PATN?
PATN does pattern analysis. PATN is a comprehensive and extremely versatile, yet simple to use software package for extracting and displaying patterns in any type of complex (multivariate) data.
How does it work?
PATN generates estimates of association (resemblance, affinity, distance) between any set of objects described by a suite of variables (attributes). PATN then classifies the objects into groups, condenses the information into three dimensions and displays the patterns in your data graphically.
PATN also has a range of tools to help you to to identify the reasons for these patterns.
Where has it been applied?
'Pattern analysis' has been used in just about every area where data is available. To name a few disciplines - anthropology, botany, chemistry, ecology, fisheries management, genetics, hydrology, information technology, limnology, marketing, oceanography, psychology, socio-economics, taxonomy, writing analysis, zoology and more. If you have a set of objects described by some quantitative measurements, PATN can show you relationships.
A free trial version of PATN is available for download by clicking . It is a fully functional version but the data is limited to an inbuilt dataset (medals) and will not import a Data Table.
Click here to see two examples of analyses using PATN.
PATN Version 3
"The new version is just as revolutionary in its approach as the original DOS PATN was in its day. PATN version 3 is very simple to use, yet powerful for finding and understanding patterns in your data."
- Lee Belbin
PATN was developed by Lee Belbin
and CSIRO and subsequently by Lee Belbin (Blatant Fabrications Pty Ltd, ABN: 96
106 672 379) with V1 coding by students at Griffith University
(Queensland). Issues relating to this web site
should be directed to
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