[R] General partition search algorithm (local search, genetic algorithm, ...)

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 15:22:00 CET 2006

You may be able to use linear programming.  Check out this thread:


On 1/16/06, Aleš Žiberna <ales.ziberna at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear R users!
> I was wondering if there exists (in R) any general algorithm for finding
> optimal partition (optimal allocation of n units into k groups or bins),
> such as local search, genetic algorithm, tabu search, ...
> By general I mean such that would find an (approximately) optimal partition
> based on some user specified criterion function, that would be evaluated on
> the data and partition.
> It is especially essential that the algorithm does not require any unit
> fitness values, only the value of criterion function (or fitness) for the
> partition as a whole.
> Thanks for any replies!
> Best regards,
> Ales Ziberna
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