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Friday, October 24, 2014

Lean Markov Chain Clustering in R

Markov Chain Clustering (MCL) is fast scalable supervised clustering algorithm based on information flow in graphs. The algorithm finds cluster in graphs by random walks. It uses two important operators one is the inflation and other the expansion. "Expansion takes the power of a stochastic matrix using the normal matrix product. Inflation takes the Hadamard power of a matrix (taking powers entrywise), followed by a scaling step, such that the resulting matrix is stochastic again, i.e. the matrix elements (on each column) correspond to probability values." More information can be found here and here . Below the R code describes how to perform it step by step. Also a nice explanation is presented here





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