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visxhclust: An R Shiny package for visual exploration of hierarchical clustering

Henkin, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-5511-5230 & Barnes, M. (2022). visxhclust: An R Shiny package for visual exploration of hierarchical clustering. Journal of Open Source Software, 7(70), 4074. doi: 10.21105/joss.04074

Abstract

visxhclust is an R Shiny (Chang et al., 2021) web app that facilitates iterative exploration of hierarchical clustering. The package assembles together the outputs of different steps of a clustering workflow in a fluid visual analytics (Keim et al., 2008) interface, enabling analysts to change selected features and hyperparameters and quickly re-evaluate results. It focuses on hierarchical clustering, a widely used method that is often chosen due to the familiarity of analysts with the tree-like structure of results presented as dendrograms and its frequent combination with visualization techniques such as heatmaps. Package reference and an illustrated tutorial are available online.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science > giCentre
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