APCluster: an R package for affinity propagation clustering

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Summary: Affinity propagation (AP) clustering has recently gained increasing popularity in bioinformatics. AP clustering has the advantage that it allows for determining typical cluster members, the so-called exemplars. We provide an R implementation of this promising new clustering technique to account for the ubiquity of R in bioinformatics. This article introduces the package and presents an application from structural biology.

Availability: The R package APCLUSTER is available via CRAN—The Comprehensive R Archive Network: http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/apcluster

Contact:apcluster@bioinf.jku.at; bodenhofer@bioinf.jku.at

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