I know these are obvious starting points, but just to be sure:
Sokal, R. R., and P. H. A. Sneath. 1963. Principles of numerical taxonomy. W.H.
Freeman and Co., San Francisco.
Sneath, P. H. A. 1995. Thirty years of numerical taxonomy. Syst Biol 44:281-298.
I'd love to see a draft of the paper.
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>Date: Tue 10/22/02 23:16
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>Subject: History of Cluster Analysis
>I have been invited to write a technology review for the journal
>Pharmacogenomics on cluster analysis methods for gene and protein
>expression data. Can anyone send me a reference on the history of cluster
>I would like to frame this paper within the context of the fact that these
>tools have been out there a long time and were not recently invented by
>the molecular biologists who are suddenly interested in using them.
>William D. Shannon, Ph.D.
>Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine
>Division of General Medical Sciences and Biostatistics
>Washington University School of Medicine
>Campus Box 8005, 660 S. Euclid
>St. Louis, MO 63110
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