Notes on Hierarchical Clustering in Data Mining

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Hierarchical Clustering Select data reduction and exploration and click on Hierarchical Clustering option. In Hierarchical clustering dialog box select x1 to x8 variables and click on Next button. Data Range: Specify the range containing the data to be clustered. You can either type the address directly in this text box, or use the mouse to point to the desired range. If the active cell was already somewhere in the data range when you invoked this dialog, XLMiner™ would detect the data range automatically. Data Type : Hierarchical clustering can be used on Raw data (like the Utilities dataset above) or data in the distance matrix format. Choose Raw data here. Variable Names in the First Row: When this box is checked, XLMiner™
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Unformatted text preview: picks up variable names from the headers in the first row of the selected data range. When the box is unchecked, XLMiner™ follows the default naming convention i.e., the variable in the first column of the selected range will be called "Var1," the second column as "Var2," etc. In the second dialog box of Hierarchical Clustering select Normalize input data option and select the desired clustering method In the last dialog box, check the "Draw dendrogram" and "Show cluster membership" check boxes and type the desired number of clusters (in this case we have chosen 4 clusters to be displayed). The output of Hierarchical Clustering is displayed in a separate sheet and various sections can be viewed using Output Navigator....
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  • Fall '13
  • Boost
  • hierarchical clustering, Type theory

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