Primer 5 - cluster analysis and MDS plot

Primer 5 - Hi I'm trying to superimpose a bray-curtis similarity cluster analysis onto an MDS plot, I can find information on how to go about this for primer 6 but not for 5 does anyone know if its possible to do in the older version and if so how to do it??

thanks for your help


Super Moderator
You should be able to right click on your plot
>select "special" tab
>choose superimpose cluster
>Choose the BC value
>click OK.
I don't get a special tab when i right click the only options are properties, flip horizontal/vertical and two save options I think that it has something to do with the behind the scenes factors and labels but for the life of me i can't figure it out.


Super Moderator
mmmm, this could be a limitation of version 5. However, colleagues of mine have never mentioned this.

All I can suggest (as I have never used V5) is to:

a) seek out a copy of the manual;


b) email the PRIMER group - the are REALLY helpful and do not mind emails about their software. Really, their support group is brilliant.