Eight programs which perform iterative partitioning
cluster analysis are analyzed; they are discussed
in terms of versatility of options, accuracy, and
cost. These eight programs contain very different
heuristic approaches to finding the optimal
partition of a data set; the different heuristic
approaches are shown to affect both accuracy and
cost of clustering solutions. It was not possible to
recommend any one program as generally being
preferable, however, because of the striking
variability in these programs and the lack of
knowledge about iterative partitioning methods.
Blashfield, Roger K & Aldenderfer, Mark S. (1978). Computer programs for performing iterative partitioning cluster analysis. Applied Psychological Measurement, 2, 533-541. doi:10.1177/014662167800200408
Blashfield, Roger K.; Aldenderfer, Mark S..
Computer programs for performing iterative partitioning cluster analysis.
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