[R] Clustering techniques using R

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Oct 1 19:36:47 CEST 2007

On Mon, 1 Oct 2007, Maura E Monville wrote:

> Now that I've loaded a file into an R data.frame  and played with
> linear regression until I got a good model, my next step is clustering
> using the coefficients of the regression model (I have many files)
> Thanks to some R experts'  guidelines I could find plenty of
> documentation on regression analysis in the "contributed" section.
> Some touch on the concepts of the underlying theory and then show some
> worked out examples (extremely useful).
> I found nothing so nicely explained and laid out about cluster analysis with R.
> I would appreciate some suggestion about reading on techniques for
> clustering using R. Some application examples are very welcome.

Have you looked at MASS (the book, see the FAQ)?
Or the CRAN task views at

(Clustering is 'unsupervied classification')?

There is a lot of information there.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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