[thelist] algorithm design

James Newbery jamesnewbery at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Sep 30 08:58:01 CDT 2002

--- Pablo Oliva <poliva at cox.net> wrote:
> The project
> is taking input from users and sorting the users,
> based on the input,
> into 4 or 5 separate "types" of users, categorizing
> them into these
> categories.

If your 'types' are not pre-determined, you would
probably use 'cluster analysis' for this sort of

Here's something I found as a brief summary:

Be warned, the algorithms are quite hefty, plus there
is a certain amount of arbitrary decision making about
categorisation involved.

Is that the sort of thing you're after?

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