A new hierarchical clustering linkage criterion: the Genie algorithm links two clusters in such a way that a chosen economic inequity measure (e.g., the Gini index) of the cluster sizes does not increase drastically above a given threshold. Benchmarks indicate a high practical usefulness of the introduced method: it most often outperforms the Ward or average linkage in terms of the clustering quality while retaining the single linkage speed, see (Gagolewski et al. 2016a , 2016b ) for more details.

Documentation

Manual: genie.pdf
Vignette: None available.

Maintainer: Marek Gagolewski <gagolews at rexamine.com>

Author(s): Marek Gagolewski*, Maciej Bartoszuk*, Anna Cena*

Install package and any missing dependencies by running this line in your R console:

install.packages("genie")

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Package genie
Materials
URL http://www.gagolewski.com/software/genie/
Task Views Cluster
Version 1.0.4
Published 2017-04-27
License GPL (>= 3)
BugReports http://github.com/gagolews/genie/issues
SystemRequirements OpenMP, C++11
NeedsCompilation yes
Citation
CRAN checks genie check results
Package source genie_1.0.4.tar.gz