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Fionn Murtagh <[log in to unmask]>
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Classification, clustering, and phylogeny estimation
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Tue, 5 Feb 2008 19:06:46 -0500
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Dear Art, 

For anyone wanting this article or any other in JoC, having all back issues
of JoC accessible online is a great resource, and a great benefit of CSNA
membership. 

Fionn


On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 12:12:28 -0500, Art Kendall <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>I didn't see that article because my 2001 Journal of Classification
>issues were sent to be sanitized after we had the anthrax scare at work
>and were never returned.
>
>This is obviously an approach to try.
>
>Art
>
>J. Douglas Carroll wrote:
>> K-modes clustering was originally developed by Anil Chaturvedi, Paul
>> Green and me in 1994, but, for various reasons, not published until
>> 2001.  K-modes indeed is the optimal procedure to use for the problem
>> of clustering categorical data you describe.  The reference for our
>> paper is:
>>
>> Chaturvedi, A.D.,  Green, P.E. & Carroll, J.D. (2001).  K-modes
>> clustering.  /Journal of Classification,/ 18, 35-56.
>>
>> Doug Carroll
>>
>> At 09:39 AM 2/4/2008, Arnaud Trollé wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I'd like to cluster categorical data (3 categories) by means of a
>>> partitioning
>>> method; I'm quite a beginner in that field and I would need to be
>>> enlightened.
>>> From a bibliographic review I carried out about that topic, it
>>> appeared to me
>>> that a method is often used :the k-modes method. From her/his
>>> experience,
>>> could anyone confirm or deny that it is the case ? If denied, which
>>> method
>>> could be more "powerful" ?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>>
>>> Best Regards.
>>> Arnaud.
>>> PhD Student in Acoustics.
>>> Lyon, France.
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