Alocation Radius in ALOC
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- March 19, 2008 at 12:03 am #428wayne robinsonMember
my technical question is about the alocation radius in ALOC.
Previously i thought i was able to set that before the analyses ran, but now it seems
i can only choose the number of groups before i run it? is there a way i
can calculate the ALOC radius after the analyses, and/or define it before i
run the analyses?May 4, 2008 at 11:22 pm #508leeKeymaster
The allocation radius does control the number of groups produced in the non-hierarchical classification in PATN.
Experience suggested however that most people wanted to select the number of groups rather than having a stab at an allocation radius that would produce a reasonable number of groups. Most tended to manipulate the radius to get a desired number of groups.
What PATN does is to use a branch and bound approach to manipulate the allocation radius to home in on the user-selected number of groups. In some cases, hitting this number is not possible.
Is there any reason you want to work with the allocation radius directly?
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