randomPairs: Random hierarchical structure

Description Usage Arguments Value References See Also Examples

Description

Create a hierarchical structure using a random partition of the data.

Usage

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Arguments

data

A numeric matrix or data frame of observations. If a matrix or data frame, rows correspond to observations and columns correspond to variables.

seed

Optional single value, interpreted as an integer, specifying the seed for random partition.

...

Catches unused arguments in indirect or list calls via do.call.

Value

A numeric two-column matrix in which the ith row gives the minimum index for observations in each of the two clusters merged at the ith stage of a random agglomerative hierarchical clustering.

References

C. Fraley, A. E. Raftery, T. B. Murphy and L. Scrucca (2012). mclust Version 4 for R: Normal Mixture Modeling for Model-Based Clustering, Classification, and Density Estimation. Technical Report No. 597, Department of Statistics, University of Washington.

See Also

hc, hclass hcVVV

Examples

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data <- iris[,1:4]
randPairs <- randomPairs(data)
str(randPairs)
# start model-based clustering from a random partition
mod <- Mclust(data, initialization = list(hcPairs = randPairs))
summary(mod)


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