Cluster Analysis

Part of the Use R book series (USE R)


The clustering technique is one of the core tools that is used by the data miner. Clustering gives us the opportunity to group observations in a generally unguided fashion according to how similar they are. This is done on the basis of a measure of the distance between observations. For example, we might have a dataset that is made up of school children of various heights, a range of weights, and different ages.


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Togaware Pty LtdCanberraAustralia

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