Enumerates the possible linkage methods in hierarchical cluster analysis.
Extreme.Numerics.Net40 (in Extreme.Numerics.Net40.dll) Version: 6.0.16073.0 (6.0.16312.0)
public enum LinkageMethod
Public Enumeration LinkageMethod
public enum class LinkageMethod
The distance between two clusters is the distance between their closest neighboring points.
The distance between two clusters is the distance between their two furthest member points.
Also called unweighted pair-group method using averages (UPGMA).
The distance between two clusters is the average distance between all inter-cluster pairs.
The cluster to be merged is the one which will produce the least increase in
the sum of squared Euclidean distances from each case in a cluster to the mean of all variables.
Also called unweighted pair-group method using centroid averages (UPGMC).
The cluster to be merged is the one with the smallest sum of Euclidean distances between cluster means (centroids) for all variables.
The distance between a cluster and a newly merged cluster is the mean of the distance between the cluster and each of the two
The distance between two clusters is the distance between the centroids or the means of the clusters.
Supported in: 6.0, 5.x, 4.x