Minimum spanning tree rounding up data

Question: 

When calculating a Minimum Spanning Tree for a character data set, if I select Categorical for the coefficient, it seems that the program is rounding up the non-integer values. However, from the manual, it seems that only the Summed absolute distance option would induce the rounding up.

Answer: 

It is normal that the values are rounded when choosing the Categorical coefficient. Categorical data are considered different states, with each state being represented by one unique integer value. The software doesn't know how to deal with decimal digits in a categorical environment and thus rounds them up or down the closest integer values.

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Version 3.5 - 7.6

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