Statistical Theory and Methods
Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
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Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Simeonov, V. D. 2013. Classification . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 1.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
The aim of a classification procedure for environmental studies is to reveal similarities (or dissimilarities) between groups of objects (e.g., sampling sites or sampling periods), characterized by the values of a set of variables (e.g., chemical or physical parameters, analytes).
- cluster analysis;
- principal components analysis;
- self-organizing maps;
- density-based clustering