Re: [R] transition matrices

From: Christos Hatzis <christos_at_nuverabio.com>
Date: Wed 04 Apr 2007 - 16:16:24 GMT

I think what you are looking for is also called seriation or ordination, i.e. find the "best" enumeration order of a set of objects.

Take a look at the following link for more information and on criteria for defining "best"

http://www.lirmm.fr/~caraux/PermutMatrix/EN/Seriation.htm

The link is for a windows application (PermutMatrix) that can perform seriation on distance matrices used in hierarchical clustering, but might be useful in your context as well.

-Christos

Christos Hatzis, Ph.D.
Nuvera Biosciences, Inc.
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Woburn, MA 01801
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> Subject: [R] transition matrices
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> 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
>
> Dr Richard Rowe
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