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st: RE: Initial grouping variable in Kmeans/Kmedians


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Initial grouping variable in Kmeans/Kmedians
Date   Mon, 27 Jun 2005 09:46:50 +0100

If this isn't documented as an available option, 
I doubt that it is possible in Stata. 

In any case, I would be interested to know the 
scientific or statistical justification for this 
practice. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Rob Hall
 
> I am very new to Stata (a refugee from SPSS) and would appreciate a  
> pointer to the following.
> In SPSS, I can use a matrix of cluster centres as the starting point  
> for analysis. For example, I eight variables that will be 
> used in the  
> analysis and I have "target" means for each cluster on each variable.
> How can I get Stata to attend to the eight by 'n' matrix rather than  
> just a single grouping variable?
> 

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