# R/canberraDistanceW.details.R In LearnClust: Learning Hierarchical Clustering Algorithms

#' @title To  calculate the Canberra distance applying weights .
#' @description To explain how to calculate the Canberra distance between clusters applying weights given.
#' @param cluster1 is a cluster.
#' @param cluster2 is a cluster.
#' @param weight is a numeric vector.
#' @details The function calculates the Canberra distance value from \code{cluster1} and \code{cluster2}, applying weights to the cluster's components.
#' @author Roberto Alcántara \email{roberto.alcantara@@edu.uah.es}
#' @author Universidad de Alcalá de Henares
#' @return canberra distance applying weights value. Explanation.
#' @examples
#'
#' cluster1 <- matrix(c(1,2),ncol=2)
#' cluster2 <- matrix(c(1,3),ncol=2)
#'
#' weight1 <- c(0.4,0.6)
#' weight2 <- c(2,12)
#'
#'
#'
#' @export

message("\n This function calculates the canberra distance applying some weight to each element in the clusters.\n")
message("\n It allows the algorithm to use some categories more importante than the others. \n")
res <- 0
if(is.null(weight)){
message("\n Due to there is not weight, the formula does not change. \n")
buffer <- 0
for (index in c(1:ncol(cluster1))) {
if((abs(cluster2[index]) + abs(cluster1[index])) == 0){
aux <- 0
} else {
aux <- (abs((cluster2[index] - cluster1[index]))/(abs(cluster2[index]) + abs(cluster1[index])))
}
buffer <- buffer + aux
}
res <- buffer
} else {
message("\n Due to there is weight, the formula has to multiply values by each weight. \n")
buffer <- 0
for (index in c(1:ncol(cluster1))) {
if((abs(cluster2[index]) + abs(cluster1[index])) == 0){
aux <- 0
} else {
aux <- (abs((cluster2[index] - cluster1[index]))/(abs(cluster2[index]) + abs(cluster1[index])))
}
buffer <- buffer + (weight[[index]] * aux)
}
res <- buffer
}
message("\n Canberra distance is ", res," \n")
res
}

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