Accession Number:

ADA459792

Title:

MCLUST: Software for Model-Based Clustering, Density Estimation and Discriminant Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

MCLUST is a software package for model-based clustering, density estimation and discriminant analysis interfaced to the S-PLUS commercial software. It implements parameterized Gaussian hierarchical clustering algorithms and the EM algorithm for parameterized Gaussian mixture models with the possible addition of a Poisson noise term. Also included are functions that combine hierarchical clustering, EM and the Bayesian Information Criterion BIC in comprehensive strategies for clustering, density estimation, and discriminant analysis. MCLUST provides functionality for displaying and visualizing clustering and classification results. A web page with related links can be found at httpwww.stat.washington.edumclust.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE