I am very new to R, so please bear with me : >
I have bunch of data points with latitude and longitude. I want to use R to cluster them based on their distance.
I have already taken a look at this page and tried clustTool package. But I am not sure if clust function in clustTool considers data points (lat,lon) as spatial data and uses the appropriate formula to calculate distance between them.
I mean I cannot see how they differentiate between spatial data and ordinal data. I believe the distance calculation between two points on map (spatial) and two normal numbers is different. (Is it not?)
Also what happens if I want to consider a third parameter in my clustering? Like say if I have (lat,lon) and one other parameter. How is the distance calculated?
The other problem I have with clustTool is that it is designed with a GUI in mind. I don't know how I can skip the GUI overhead in the library because I don't need it.
So basically I want to know what options I have in R for cluster analysis of spatial data?
I really appreciate any hint or suggestion.