[Rd] k means

cgenolin at u-paris10.fr cgenolin at u-paris10.fr
Mon May 12 19:24:55 CEST 2008

Hi the devel list,

I am using K means with a non standard distance. As far as I see, the 
function kmeans is able to deal with 4 differents algorithm, but not 
with a user define distance.

In addition, kmeans is not able to deal with missing value whereas 
there is several solution that k-means can use to deal with them ; one 
is using a distance that takes the missing value in account, like a 
distance with Gower adjustement (which is the regular distance dist() 
used in R).

So is it possible to adapt kmeans to let the user gives an argument 
'distance to use'?


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