Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 07:21:13 -0500
Reply-To: Jesus Olivero <oliverov@PILOT.MSU.EDU>
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From: Jesus Olivero <oliverov@PILOT.MSU.EDU>
Subject: Dr. Dennis Fischer
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Dear Dr. Fisher. I saw your name in internet as an expert in Cluster
Analysis and I wonder if you could help me with this question.
I am analizing Mercury in sediments from different locations and different
My data looks like this:
Station 1 Station 2 Station 3
Jan 0.15 0.13 0.13
Feb 0.20 0.33 0.12
March 0.19 0.22 0.21
I did a Cluster analysis using euclidean distance between groups and i get
an interesting cluster in which it was clear the relationships between the
different stations. When i submitted the paper for publication one referee
mentioned i could not use cluster analysis because my only variable was
Mercury in sediments. However, i believe my results were interesting in
terms of predicting what i was expecting!!
Is the cluster analysis restricted only to multivariate approaches?
Thanks a lot for your time and collaboration,
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824