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Table 9 Summary of results for the best performing measures

From: Computational cluster validation for microarray data analysis: experimental assessment of Clest, Consensus Clustering, Figure of Merit, Gap Statistics and Model Explorer

  Precision Timing
  CNS Rat Leukemia NCI60 Lymphoma Yeast CNS Rat Leukemia NCI60 Lymphoma
WCSS-K-means-C 8 1.7 × 103 1.3 × 103 5.0 × 103 4.0 × 103
WCSS-R-R0 1.2 × 103 8.0 × 102 4.1 × 103 3.0 × 103
G-Gap-K-means-R 4 2.4 × 103 2.0 × 103 8.3 × 104 8.4 × 103
G-Gap-R-R5 2 1.2 × 103 8.0 × 102 4.5 × 104 3.2 × 103
FOM-K-means-C 8 1.9 × 104 9.4 × 104 5.5 × 105 2.6 × 105
FOM-K-means-S 8 2.9 × 104 1.0 × 105 7.1 × 105 3.6 × 105
FOM-R-R5 5 3.9 × 103 3.7 × 104 2.1 × 105 7.6 × 104
FOM-Hier-A 6 1.6 × 103 7.5 × 103 5.1 × 104 1.8 × 104
DIFF-FOM-K-means-C 3 1.9 × 104 9.4 × 104 5.5 × 105 2.6 × 105
Clest-F-K-means-R 15 1.2 × 106 - - -
Clest-FM-K-means-R 8 1.2 × 106 - - -
Consensus-K-means-R 1.0 × 106 1.3 × 106 3.4 × 106 3.0 × 106
Consensus-K-means-A 1.3 × 106 1.6 × 106 3.0 × 106 2.6 × 106
Consensus-K-means-C 1.3 × 106 1.8 × 106 2.9 × 106 2.6 × 106
Consensus-K-means-S 10 1.5 × 106 1.8 × 106 3.2 × 106 2.8 × 106
Consensus-Hier-A 9.2 × 105 7.9 × 105 2.0 × 106 1.9 × 106
Consensus-Hier-C 5 8.7 × 105 6.9 × 105 2.0 × 106 2.0 × 106
Gold solution 6 3 8 3 5 - - - -
  1. A summary of the best performances obtained by each measure. The PBM dataset has been excluded because no measure gave useful information about its cluster structure.