[R] Summary: Archetypal Analysis in R

Loren M. McCarter lorenmc at socrates.berkeley.edu
Wed Feb 2 21:00:06 CET 2000

I previously asked a question about performing archetypal analyis in
R. In addition to the responses I received from r-help, the author
sent me some S code to peform the analysis. With the author's
permission, I ported the S code to R using two excellent sets of

(1) From the FAQ - 5.5 How can I create an R package?
(2) Thomas Lumley's instructions on porting S to R - 

The author of this code is Adele Cutler (adele at math.usu.edu,
http://www.math.usu.edu/~adele). With the author's permission, I've
made this port available at:


Since this is not a full-blown library and hasn't been completely
tested with R, I don't think it is ready to be submitted as an R
library (it only has one function!), but feel free to download it if
you want to check it out or need it to perform some analyses. To the R
core team members, this is my first contribution so please to let me
if I have gone about this process incorrectly. Thanks.


Loren McCarter
Graduate Student, Behavioral Neuroscience
UC Berkeley
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