This paper deals with numerical methods for the Maxnear criterion of multiple sets
canonical analysis. Optimality conditions are derived. Upper and lower bounds
of the optimal objective function value are presented. Two iterative methods are proposed.
One is an alternating variable method, and the other called Gauss-Seidel method
is an inexact version of the alternating variable method. Convergence of these methods
are analyzed. A starting point strategy is suggested for both methods. Numerical
results are presented to demonstrate the efficiency of these methods and the starting