Re: [R] non-hierarchical non-exclusive clustering of large data sets

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From: Bhaskar S. Manda (bhaskar@cacmnet.com)
Date: Tue 25 May 2004 - 01:12:28 EST


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On Mon, 24 May 2004 15:58:57 +0200, Murk Wuite wrote:
> I'm trying to use R to cluster words with related meanings. Does anyone
> know of a non-hierarchical clustering method in R that produces
> non-exclusive clusters? With non-exclusive, I mean that words should

The "fanny" method in library(cluster) outputs probabilities of membership in
each cluster.

> the one above, its dimensions would be in the order of (100000,
> 100000). Does anyone know if this would cause practical problems,
> perhaps very slow clustering?

I had a much smaller matrix, 4000x3, fanny took about 4 minutes wall clock
time on a lightly loaded (there were many other processes, but none
computational) 1.4 GHz Athlon, It was completely CPU-bound.

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bhaskar

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