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The growclusters Package for R

Randall K. Powers, Wendy Martinez, and Terrance Savitsky


The growclusters package for R implements an enhanced version of k-means clustering that allows discovery of local clusterings or partitions for a collection of data sets that each draw their cluster means from a single, global partition. The package contains functions to estimate a partition structure for multivariate data. Estimation is performed under a penalized optimization derived from Bayesian non-parametric formulations. This paper describes some of the functions and capabilities of the growclusters package, including the creation of R Shiny applications designed to visually illustrate the operation and functionality of the growclusters package.