rCOSA is a software package interfaced to the R language. It implements statistical techniques for clustering objects on subsets of attributes in multivariate data. The main output of COSA is a dissimilarity matrix that one can subsequently analyze with a variety of proximity analysis methods. Our package extends the original COSA software (Friedman and Meulman, 2004) by adding ...

Most classical approaches for two-mode clustering of a data matrix are designed to attain homogeneous row by column clusters (blocks, biclusters), that is, biclusters with a small variation of data values within the blocks. In contrast, this article deals with methods that look for a biclustering with a large interaction between row and column clusters. Thereby an aggregated, ...

Circular classifications are classification scales with categories that exhibit a certain periodicity. Since linear scales have endpoints, the standard weighted kappas used for linear scales are not appropriate for analyzing agreement between two circular classifications. A family of kappa coefficients for circular classifications is defined. The kappas differ only in one ...

The notion of defining a cluster as a component in a mixture model was put forth by Tiedeman in 1955; since then, the use of mixture models for clustering has grown into an important subfield of classification. Considering the volume of work within this field over the past decade, which seems equal to all of that which went before, a review of work to date is timely. First, the ...

Suppose that two large, multi-dimensional data sets are each noisy measurements of the same underlying random process, and principal components analysis is performed separately on the data sets to reduce their dimensionality. In some circumstances it may happen that the two lower-dimensional data sets have an inordinately large Procrustean fitting-error between them. The purpose of ...

Similarity measures are entities that can be used to quantify the similarity between two vectors with real numbers. We present inequalities between seven well known similarities. The inequalities are valid if the vectors contain non-negative real numbers.

Latent class (LC) analysis is used by social, behavioral, and medical science researchers among others as a tool for clustering (or unsupervised classification) with categorical response variables, for analyzing the agreement between multiple raters, for evaluating the sensitivity and specificity of diagnostic tests in the absence of a gold standard, and for modeling heterogeneity ...

Cluster-weighted models (CWMs) are a flexible family of mixture models for fitting the joint distribution of a random vector composed of a response variable and a set of covariates. CWMs act as a convex combination of the products of the marginal distribution of the covariates and the conditional distribution of the response given the covariates. In this paper, we introduce a broad ...