Determines which two segments to merge.
Integer indicating the progress of the agglomerative process.
A list with 'open', 'N', and 'right' components
This method is called by the e.agglomerative method, and should not be called by the user.
Returns a vector with 3 components. The first two indicate which segments are to be merged. The third is the new goodness of fit statistics.
Nicholas A. James
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