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st: RE: Re: Cluster Analysis

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: Re: Cluster Analysis
Date   Mon, 20 Oct 2003 11:52:52 +0100

Janet Noble
> I have inherited a dataset consisting of 40 variables 
> (binary, categorical 
> and continuous) which may be diagnostic predictors of the 
> state of a tumour. 
> I was going to use cluster analysis using Gower's 
> coefficient of similarity 
> (Cluster Analysis, Everitt et al) to find which variables 
> best predict the 
> tumour state but this does not appear to be implemented in 
> Stata 8. Is there 
> any other coefficicient or a completely different analysis 
> I could use in 
> Stata. I really do not want to buy another statistical 
> package but I will if 
> I have to.

Given the clear identification of a response 
variable, this doesn't sound like a cluster analysis 
problem at all. Which predictive model(s) is or 
are appropriate will depend on how tumour state 
is quantified. 

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