[R] Need help with cluster analysis of amino acid sequences

Deepayan Sarkar deepayan at stat.wisc.edu
Sun Sep 7 20:02:06 CEST 2003

The bioconductor project [1] might be of interest to you, and its mailing list 
[2] is probably more appropriate for your question.

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On Sunday 07 September 2003 12:28, Peter Hornbeck wrote:
> I am just starting to use R and am wanting to use the cluster algorithm for
> analyzing sequences of amino acids for similarities.  The input will be
> lists of short sequences of 8-15 amino acids.
> Let me give you a feel for the sort of data I am interested in.
>  Amino acids can be classified by a number of different parameters: e.g.,
> charge and hydrophobicity.  Each of these qualities could be described by a
> numerical assignment: charge (perhaps as either 0 or 1), and hydrophobicity
> (perhaps as a continuum from 0 to 1).  The point of the analysis is to
> cluster those sequences that have similar properties at different positions
> along the sequence.
> My question is: is there a user group of biologists that may be able to
> provide tips about how to proceed, or perhaps who already have developed
> algorithms that can be applied/modified to the sort of analysis I need?
> Or does anyone have suggestions of other on-line resources that might be
> helpful?
> Thanks, Peter
> Peter Hornbeck
> Magnolia, MA
> 01930
> (978) 5264867
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