[R] pattern recognition with paths

Charles C. Berry cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu
Thu Jan 6 01:01:31 CET 2011

On Wed, 5 Jan 2011, Benjamin Polidore wrote:

> I'm trying to identify patterns among various "paths" like the following:
> http://i.imgur.com/bQPI3.png
> If I plot these, I can observe intuitively two different patterns: a front
> loaded (1 and 3) and a backloaded (2,4) progress path:
> http://i.imgur.com/L5qwZ.png
> I have thousands of observations like the above table, and I want to use R
> to identify clusters of these paths.  I looked at spatstat, but it seems
> more relevant to points than paths.

Hmmm. Is this what you are after?


It is a hefty topic.

There is a substantial literature on characterizing curves. Just  Google

 	Functional Data Analysis

for a start and look at the 'fda' and 'MFDA' packages.



> Thanks,
> bp
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Charles C. Berry                            Dept of Family/Preventive Medicine
cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu			    UC San Diego
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