[Taxacom] Hierarchical clustering techniques appropriate in this case?

Mary Barkworth Mary.Barkworth at usu.edu
Thu Nov 17 10:50:19 CST 2016

My immediate reaction: Do both and look at the differences in groupings.  The big question is what you are want to find out.  It might be interesting to see the extent that dates of publication and teacher-student relationships influence groupings.   

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Hierarchical clustering techniques appropriate in this case?

Dear Colleagues:

I have a big dataset (over 150 cases) of old books on topic A. For each book, some 20 characteristics (mostly pertaining to their contents) have been collected. I would like to generate a little "phylogeny" of these books. My first thought was to use standard phylogenetic techniques yet in discussing the matters with colleagues in statistics they suggested to use hierarchical clustering techniques.

If you have any recommendations on the matter, could you send it directly to me?

blayjorge at gmail.com

Apologies for potential duplicate emails.



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