8 Mar 2012 clm order 12-068
clm order — reorder clusterings conformal to inclusion structure
clmorder is not in actual fact a program. This manual page documents the behaviour and options of the clm program when invoked in mode order. The options -h, --apropos, --version, -set, --nop are accessible in all clm modes. They are described in the clm manual page.
clm order [-prefix <string> (file multiplex prefix)] [-o <fname> (concatenated output in single file)] <cluster|stack>+
Given a set of input clusterings clm order first transform it into a stack of strictly nesting clusterings. It does this by splitting clusters where necessary. It then reorders the coarsest (i.e. level-one) clustering, from large to small clusters. After that it reorders the second coarsest clustering conformally such that the first batch among its reordered clusters covers the level-one largest cluster, the second batch covers the level-one second largest cluster, and so on. Within these constraints, each batch of second-level clusters (corresponding to a single first-level cluster) is again ordered from larger to smaller clusters. This process is applied recursively throughout the entire stack of input clusters.
The input can be specified in multiple files, and a single file may contain multiple clusterings. The output is by default written as a concatenation of matrix files, the so-called stack format. Use the -o option to specify the output file. The stacked format can be converted to Newick format using mcxdump. The output can be written to multiple files, one for each projected clustering, by using the -prefix option. By example, -prefix P leads to output in files named P1, P2, ..PN, where N is the number of clusters in the input, P1 is the most fine-grained ordered clustering, and PN is the coarsest clustering.
Stijn van Dongen.
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