## datanugget: Create, Refine, and Cluster Data Nuggets

Creating, refining, and clustering data nuggets.
Data nuggets reduce a large dataset into a small collection of nuggets of
data, each containing a center (location), weight (importance), and scale
(variability) parameter. Data nugget centers are created by choosing
observations in the dataset which are as equally spaced apart as possible.
Data nugget weights are created by counting the number observations
closest to a given data nugget’s center. We then say the data nugget
'contains' these observations and the data nugget center is recalculated
as the mean of these observations. Data nugget scales are created by
calculating the trace of the covariance matrix of the observations
contained within a data nugget divided by the dimension of the dataset.
Data nuggets are refined by 'splitting' data nuggets which have scales or
shapes (defined as the ratio of the two largest eigenvalues of the
covariance matrix of the observations contained within the data nugget)
deemed too large. Data nuggets are clustered by using a weighted form of
k-means clustering which uses both the centers and weights of data nuggets
to optimize the clustering assignments.

Version: |
1.0.0 |

Depends: |
R (≥ 3.5.0), doSNOW (≥ 1.0.16), foreach (≥ 1.4.4), parallel (≥ 3.5.0) |

Published: |
2020-01-24 |

Author: |
Traymon Beavers [aut, cre],
Javier Cabrera [aut],
Mariusz Lubomirski [aut] |

Maintainer: |
Traymon Beavers <tray.beavers at gmail.com> |

License: |
GPL-2 |

NeedsCompilation: |
no |

CRAN checks: |
datanugget results |

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