Journal article

Clustering trees: a visualisation for evaluating clusterings at multiple resolutions

Luke Zappia, Alicia Oshlack

Published : 2018

Abstract

Abstract Clustering techniques are widely used in the analysis of large data sets to group together samples with similar properties. For example, clustering is often used in the field of single-cell RNA-sequencing in order to identify different cell types present in a tissue sample. There are many algorithms for performing clustering and the results can vary substantially. In particular, the number of groups present in a data set is often unknown and the number of clusters identified by an algorithm can change based on the parameters used. To explore and examine the impact of varying clustering resolution we present clustering trees. This visualisation shows the relationships between cluster..

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