# Time Series Clustering

Clusters multiple time series data into groups.

Input data should be a time series data with category. Each row should represent one observation with date/time. It may have multiple rows for a date/time, in which case the rows are internally aggregated into one row for the date/time. It should have the following columns.

- Group - A categorical (character or factor) column. The categories specified here are clustered into groups.
- Date/Time - A Date or POSIXct column to indicate when the observations took place.
- Value (Optional) - A column that stores observed values. Values for multiple rows for one date/time for a category are internally aggregated into one value by the specified aggregation function to form a time series for the category to be clustered. If not specified, the number of rows for each date/time is used as the time series to cluster.
- Other Columns to Keep (Optional) - Other columns for values to keep in the output data. Values for multiple rows for one date/time for a category are internally aggregated into one value by the specified aggregation function, to be put together in the output.

- Number of Clusters - The number of clusters to group the time series data into.
- Cluster Center Method - Method to calculate cluster center time series (centroid) for each iteration.
- Mean
- Median
- Shape Averaging
- DTW Barycenter Averaging
- Soft DTW Centroids
- Partition around Medoids

- Include Cluster Center Data - If set to TRUE, the output data includes the calculated cluster center time series data (centroid) for each cluster.
- Distance Method - Method to calculate distance between the cluster center time series (centroid) and each time series for each iteration.
- DTW
- DTW with L2 Norm
- DTW Basic
- DTW Guided by Lemire's Lower Bound
- Keogh's Lower Bound for DTW
- Lemire's Lower Bound for DTW
- Shape-Based Distance
- Global Alignment Kernels
- Soft-DTW

- NA Fill Type - How to fill NAs that appear between the first and last non-NA value in a time series.
- Fill with Previous Non-NA Value
- Fill with 0
- Linear Interpolation
- Spline Interpolation

- NA Fill Type - Beginning - How to fill NAs that appear before the first non-NA value in a time series.
- Fill with 0
- Fill with First Non-NA Value

- NA Fill Type - Ending - How to fill NAs that appear after the last non-NA value in a time series.
- Fill with 0
- Fill with Last Non-NA Value

- Remove Groups When NA Ratio Is Greater Than - If the time series data for a category has more NAs than this ratio, the category is removed from the data before the clustering is performed.
- Normalize Value - Whether to normalize the aggregated values or not.
- Random Seed - Random seed set before the clustering, so that the results are constant when the same calculations are repeated.

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