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clm meet — compute the intersection of a set of clusterings.
clmmeet is not in actual fact a program. This manual page documents the behaviour and options of the clm program when invoked in mode meet. The options -h, --apropos, --version, -set, --nop are accessible in all clm modes. They are described in the clm manual page.
clm meet [-o fname (output file name)] [-h (print synopsis, exit)] [--apropos (print synopsis, exit)] [--version (print version, exit)] <file name>+
clm meet computes the intersection of a set of clusterings, that is, the largest clustering that is a subclustering of all the clusterings in the set. It stores the intersection (or meet) in the argument to the -o flag, which must be the first option given. All remaining arguments are interpreted as names of files containing clusterings in mcl format (see mcxio), which must all pertain to a set of the same cardinality.
This utility can be useful in measuring (in conjunction with clm dist) the consistency of a set of clusterings at different levels of granularity — if the meet of all those clusterings is close to being a subclustering of each of them, consistency is good. See clm dist for an example.
Stijn van Dongen.
mclfamily for an overview of all the documentation and the utilities in the mcl family.