alexa clValid, an R package for cluster validation
Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Journal of Pollution Effects & Control

Author(s): Guy Brock, Vasyl Pihur, Susmita Datta, Somnath Datta

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The R package clValid contains functions for validating the results of a clustering analysis. There are three main types of cluster validation measures available, “internal”, “stability”, and “biological”. The user can choose from nine clustering algorithms in existing R packages, including hierarchical, K-means, self-organizing maps (SOM), and model based clustering. In addition, we provide a function to perform the self-organizing tree algorithm (SOTA) method of clustering. Any combination of validation measures and clustering methods can be requested in a single function call. This allows the user to simultaneously evaluate several clustering algorithms while varying the number of clusters, to help determine the most appropriate method and number of clusters for the dataset of interest. Additionally, the package can automatically make use of the biological information contained in the Gene Ontology (GO) database to calculate the biological validation measures, via the annotation packages available in Bioconductor. The function returns an object of S4 class clValid, which has summary, plot, print, and additional methods which allow the user to display the optimal validation scores and extract clustering results.

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