Accession Number : AD0770256

Title :   Cluster Analysis for Applications,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT FOR STUDY SUPPORT KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Anderberg,Michael R.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 372

Abstract : Cluster analysis is a collective term covering a wide variety of techniques for delineating natural groups or clusters in data sets. This book integrates the necessary elements of data analysis, cluster analysis, and computer implementation to cover the complete sequence of steps from raw data to the finished analysis. The author develops a conceptual and philosophical basis for using cluster analysis as a tool of discovery and applies it systematically throughout the book. He provides a comprehensive discussion of variables, scales, and measures of association that establishes a sound basis for constructing an operational definition of similarity tailored to the needs of any particular operational definition of similarity tailored to the needs of any particular problem, and devotes special attention to the problems of analyzing data sets containing mixtures of nominal, ordinal, and interval variables. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Statistical analysis, *Applied mathematics, Classification, Correlation techniques, Matrices(Mathematics), Measure theory, Computer programs, Textbooks

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE