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Forrest W. Young

Forrest W. Young (born April 10, 1940) is a professor emeritus of quantitative psychology at the University of North Carolina and former President of the Psychometric Society.[1] He is known for his contributions to multidimensional scaling. He is the developer of ViSta a software for data visualization.[2][3]


  • Schiffman, S.S., Reynolds, M.L. & Young, F.W. (1981). Introduction to Multidimensional Scaling. New York: Academic Press.
  • Young, F.W. & Sarle, W.S. (1982). Exploratory Multivariate Data Analysis. Cary, NC: SAS Institute, Inc.
  • Young, F.W. & Hamer, R.M. (1987). Multidimensional Scaling: History, Theory and Applications. New York: Erlbaum Associates. (reprinted, 1994)


  1. ^ "Past, Present and Incoming Presidents". Psychometric Society. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Valero-Mora, Pedro; Ledesma, Rubén D.; Friendly, Michael (1 May 2012). "The History of ViSta: The Visual Statistics System". WIREs Comp Stat. 4 (3): 295–306. doi:10.1002/wics.1203. Retrieved 25 March 2017 – via Wiley Online Library. 
  3. ^ Forrest W. Young; Pedro M. Valero-Mora; Michael Friendly (15 September 2011). Visual Statistics: Seeing Data with Dynamic Interactive Graphics. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-16541-6.