The averaged MAXEIG curves for the research data, simulated taxonic data, and simulated dimensional data. The simulated data was based on 10 simulations. The x-axis represents a composite of 5 of the 7 cannabis dependence symptoms ordered and divided into 50 sections (i.e., windows) with 90% overlap. This is the input variable. The covariance between the remaining two indicators (output variables) is plotted on the y-axis for each window. This process was repeated for all possible input-output combinations. All variables were standardized.