A Brief history of cluster analysis

Fionn Murtagh

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Beginning with some statistics on the remarkable growth of cluster analysis research and applications over many decades, we proceed to view cluster analysis in terms of its major methodological and algorithmic themes. We then review the early, influential domains of application. We conclude with a short list of surveys of the area, and an online resource with scanned copies of early pioneering books.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Cluster Analysis
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781466551893
ISBN (Print)9781466551886
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameChapman & Hall/CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods
PublisherChapman and Hall


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  • Handbook of Cluster Analysis

    Hennig, C. (ed.), Meila, M. (ed.), Murtagh, F. (ed.) & Rocci, R. (ed.), 1 Dec 2015, CRC Press. 773 p. (Chapman & Hall/CRC Handbooks of Modern Statistical Methods)

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