 

Distance for Quantitative Variables Suppose we need to design some automation for a logistic company, which send some package from one city to another. Let us use four quantitative variables to distinguish one object from another. The four features are cost (rounded to smallest thousand of dollar), time (in hour), weight (in kg) and incentive (rounded to hundred of dollar, negative means punishment due to delay).
We can represent the two objects as points in 4 dimension. Point A has coordinate (0, 3, 4, 5) and point B has coordinate (7, 6, 3, 1). Dissimilarity (or similarity) between the two objects are based on these coordinates. Euclidean Distance
Preferable reference for this tutorial is Teknomo, Kardi. Similarity Measurement. http:\\people.revoledu.com\kardi\ tutorial\Similarity\




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