Rencontres de la Société Francophone de Classification
(Evènement affilié à PFIA 2023)
6-7 juillet, Strasbourg, France

Christophe Biernacki

Gaussian-Based Visualization of Gaussian and Non-Gaussian-Based Clustering

A generic method is introduced to visualize in a “Gaussian-like way,” and onto R2, results of Gaussian or non-Gaussian–based clustering. The key point is to explicitly force a visualization based on a spherical Gaussian mixture to inherit from the within cluster overlap that is present in the initial clustering mixture. The result is a particularly user-friendly drawing of the clusters, providing any practitioner with an overview of the potentially complex clustering result. An entropic measure provides information about the quality of the drawn overlap compared with the true one in the initial space. The proposed method is illustrated on four real data sets of different types (categorical, mixed, functional, and network) and is implemented on the R package CLUSVIS.