[R] clustering methods in R

Faheem Mitha faheem at email.unc.edu
Tue Mar 21 18:10:39 CET 2000

Dear R people,

I need to do some work with clustering, but know next to nothing about it
at present. R has (at least) three clustering packages, cluster, mclust,

I was wondering if someone can direct me to some good books where I could
find documentation and background on the functions in these packages. The
html help in these packages lists the following as references. Can people
suggest any others? I will look for the books and articles below, of
course, but I think I may have difficulty getting hold of the Kaufman
book, at least.

                                 Sincerely, Faheem Mitha.



Kaufman, L. and Rousseeuw, P.J. (1990). Finding Groups in Data: An
Introduction to Cluster Analysis. Wiley, New York. 

Struyf, A., Hubert, M. and Rousseeuw, P.J. (1997). Integrating Robust
Clustering Techniques in S-PLUS, Computational Statistics and Data
Analysis, 26,


D. Banfield and A. E. Raftery, Model-based Gaussian and non-Gaussian
Clustering, Biometrics, 49:803-821 (September 1993). 

C. Fraley, Algorithms for Model-based Gaussian Hierarchical Clustering,
Technical Report No. 311, Department of Statistics, University of
(October 1996), to appear in SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing. 


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