15. Cluster Analysis

  1. Alvin C. Rencher and
  2. William F. Christensen

Published Online: 1 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118391686.ch15

Methods of Multivariate Analysis, Third Edition

Methods of Multivariate Analysis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Rencher, A. C. and Christensen, W. F. (2012) Cluster Analysis, in Methods of Multivariate Analysis, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118391686.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470178966

Online ISBN: 9781118391686

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Keywords:

  • cluster analysis;
  • hierarchical clustering;
  • centroid;
  • Ward's method;
  • flexible beta method

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Measures of Similarity or Dissimilarity

  • Hierarchical Clustering

  • Nonhierarchical Methods

  • Choosing the Number of Clusters

  • Cluster Validity

  • Clustering Variables