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Table 2 Characteristics of artificial datasets

From: A comparison of three clustering methods for finding subgroups in MRI, SMS or clinical data: SPSS TwoStep Cluster analysis, Latent Gold and SNOB

Dataset No of subgroups Data type Subgroup scoring Subgroup n
A1 3 Interval and dichotomous Discrete scoring bands 333,333, 334
A2 3 Interval Overlapping scoring bands 333, 333, 334
A3 6 Interval and dichotomous Overlapping scoring bands with two distinct subgroups on each variable 166, 166, 166, 164, 168, 170
A4 3 Interval Overlapping scoring bands plus 10 ‘noise’ variables that do not discriminate subgroups 333, 333, 334