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Moments of Rand's C statistic in cluster analysis


  • DuBien, Janice L.
  • Warde, William D.
  • Chae, Seong S.


Two different formulations on the moments of Rand's C appear incompatible. The mean and variance of Rand's C statistic given by Fowlkes and Mallows (J. Amer Statist. Assoc. 78 (1983) 553) are special cases of the mean and variance of C given by DuBien and Warde (ASA proceedings of the social statistics section (1981) 309).

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  • DuBien, Janice L. & Warde, William D. & Chae, Seong S., 2004. "Moments of Rand's C statistic in cluster analysis," Statistics & Probability Letters, Elsevier, vol. 69(3), pages 243-252, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:stapro:v:69:y:2004:i:3:p:243-252

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    1. Chae, Seong S. & DuBien, Janice L. & Warde, William D., 2006. "A method of predicting the number of clusters using Rand's statistic," Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 50(12), pages 3531-3546, August.


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