Re: [R] transition matrices

From: hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed 04 Apr 2007 - 15:37:58 GMT

Hi Richard,

You might want to have a look at Bertin's reorderable matrices, which seem to be solving a similar problem. Googling for bertin reorderable matrix gives a few automatic implementations.

Hadley

On 4/4/07, Richard Rowe <richard.rowe@jcu.edu.au> wrote:
> I am working with transition matrices of sequences of animal
> behaviours. What I would like to do is parse the original matrices,
> adjusting row/column order so that the matrix has its main values in blocks
> surrounding the diagonal. This would cause behaviours involved in
> functional groupings (e.g. grooming, resting, foraging etc) to appear as
> blocks.
> This can be done manually by applying subjective 'prior knowledge' of
> sequences, however I would like to have an algorithmic/objective method to
> generate at least a first cut ...
> Any suggestions or hints (even just thoughts) would be much appreciated,
>
> Richard Rowe
>
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