[R] Finding distance matrix for categorical data

From: kapil mahant <kapil_mahant_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 21:42:22 +0530 (IST)


All,

How can we find a distance matrix for categorical data

ie. given a csv below

                   var1         var2    var3    var4
element1-1   yes            x         a         k
element1-2   no             y         b         l
element1-3   maybe       y         c          m

how can i compute the distance matrix between all the elements

Actually i need it to create clusters on top of it

Thanks & Regards
Kapil

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