Determining the number of clusters using the weighted gap statistic.


Estimating the number of clusters in a data set is a crucial step in cluster analysis. In this article, motivated by the gap method (Tibshirani, Walther, and Hastie, 2001, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society B63, 411-423), we propose the weighted gap and the difference of difference-weighted (DD-weighted) gap methods for estimating the number of… (More)