Computes a simple approximation to the hypervolume of a multivariate data set.

hypvol(data, reciprocal=FALSE)



A numeric vector, matrix, or data frame of observations. Categorical variables are not allowed. If a matrix or data frame, rows correspond to observations and columns correspond to variables.


A logical variable indicating whether or not the reciprocal hypervolume is desired rather than the hypervolume itself. The default is to return the hypervolume.


Returns the minimum of the hypervolume computed from simple variable bounds and that computed from variable bounds of the principal component scores. Used for the default hypervolume parameter for the noise component when observations are designated as noise in Mclust and mclustBIC.


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C. Fraley and A. E. Raftery (2002). Model-based clustering, discriminant analysis, and density estimation. Journal of the American Statistical Association 97:611-631.

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