DIvisive ANAlysis Clustering
Computes a divisive hierarchical clustering of the dataset
returning an object of class
diana(x, diss = inherits(x, "dist"), metric = "euclidean", stand = FALSE)
- data matrix or data frame, or dissimilarity matrix or object,
depending on the value of the
In case of a matrix or data frame, each row corresponds to an observation, and each column corresponds to a variable. All
- logical flag: if TRUE (default for
xwill be considered as a dissimilarity matrix. If FALSE, then
xwill be considered as a matrix of observations by var
- character string specifying the metric to be used for calculating dissimilarities between observations. The currently available options are "euclidean" and "manhattan". Euclidean distances are root sum-of-squares of differences, and manhattan
- logical; if true, the measurements in
xare standardized before calculating the dissimilarities. Measurements are standardized for each variable (column), by subtracting the variable's mean value and dividing by the variable's me
diana is fully described in chapter 6 of Kaufman and Rousseeuw (1990).
It is probably unique in computing a divisive hierarchy, whereas most
other software for hierarchical clustering is agglomerative.
diana provides (a) the divisive coefficient
diana.object) which measures the amount of clustering structure
found; and (b) the banner, a novel graphical display
diana-algorithm constructs a hierarchy of clusterings,
starting with one large
cluster containing all n observations. Clusters are divided until each cluster
contains only a single observation.
At each stage, the cluster with the largest diameter is selected.
(The diameter of a cluster is the largest dissimilarity between any
two of its observations.)
To divide the selected cluster, the algorithm first looks for its most
disparate observation (i.e., which has the largest average dissimilarity to the
other observations of the selected cluster). This observation initiates the
"splinter group". In subsequent steps, the algorithm reassigns observations
that are closer to the "splinter group" than to the "old party". The result
is a division of the selected cluster into two new clusters.
- an object of class
"diana"representing the clustering. See
data(votes.repub) dv <- diana(votes.repub, metric = "manhattan", stand = TRUE) print(dv) plot(dv) data(agriculture) ## Plot similar to Figure 8 in ref plot(diana(agriculture), ask = TRUE) <testonly>plot(diana(agriculture))</testonly>