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Home Multivariate Data Modeling Classification and Discrimination Cluster Analysis Agglomerative Clustering  
See also: cluster analysis, minimal spanning tree  
Agglomerative ClusteringAgglomerative clustering is based on the following principle: find the two objects which are closest to each other, merge them into a single new cluster, and repeat this process until all objects and clusters are merged into a single one. During the merging process it is necessary to record the distances of the merged objects in order to construct a dendrogram. The type of clustering can be influenced by the parameters of the LanceWilliams equation: d_{qi}' = s d_{pi} + t d_{qi} + u d_{pq} + v d_{pi}d_{qp} with s,t,u, and v being the system parameters,


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