November Meetup - Cluster Analysis in R

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Michael Schilmoeller is presenting on cluster analysis in R for our November meetup! Note that due to proximity with Thanksgiving, this meetup has been scheduled for a Tuesday instead of a Wednesday.

Talk Title:

Cluster Analysis in R

Description:

We will present two applications of the Agnes cluster analysis package. The first will illustrate considerations in selecting a distance metric. The second will show a technique for evaluating the size and number of clusters appropriate for representing data. Both examples are from electric power generation and transmission modeling.

About the speaker:

Michael is a Senior Power Systems Analyst with the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. He holds degrees in physics and business administration, as well as a Ph.D. in mathematics.