archetypal: Finds the Archetypal Analysis of a Data Frame

Performs archetypal analysis by using Principal Convex Hull Analysis under a full control of all algorithmic parameters. It contains a set of functions for determining the initial solution, the optimal algorithmic parameters and the optimal number of archetypes. Post run tools are also available for the assessment of the derived solution. Morup, M., Hansen, LK (2012) <doi:10.1016/j.neucom.2011.06.033>. Hochbaum, DS, Shmoys, DB (1985) <doi:10.1287/moor.10.2.180>. Eddy, WF (1977) <doi:10.1145/355759.355768>. Barber, CB, Dobkin, DP, Huhdanpaa, HT (1996) <doi:10.1145/235815.235821>. Christopoulos, DT (2016) <doi:10.2139/ssrn.3043076>. Falk, A., Becker, A., Dohmen, T., Enke, B., Huffman, D., Sunde, U. (2018), <doi:10.1093/qje/qjy013>. Christopoulos, DT (2015) <doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2015.03.009> . Murari, A., Peluso, E., Cianfrani, Gaudio, F., Lungaroni, M., (2019), <doi:10.3390/e21040394>.

Version: 1.3.1
Depends: R (≥ 3.1.0)
Imports: Matrix, geometry, inflection, doParallel, lpSolve, methods, plot3D, entropy
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown
Published: 2024-05-23
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.archetypal
Author: Demetris Christopoulos [aut, cre], David Midgley [ctb], Sunil Venaik [ctb], INSEAD Fontainebleau France [fnd]
Maintainer: Demetris Christopoulos <dchristop at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: archetypal results


Reference manual: archetypal.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction to Archetypal Package


Package source: archetypal_1.3.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): archetypal_1.3.1.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): archetypal_1.3.1.tgz, r-release (x86_64): archetypal_1.3.1.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): archetypal_1.3.1.tgz
Old sources: archetypal archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: GeomArchetypal


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