tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7785493.post2087673967357152843..comments2014-12-20T07:22:07.792+02:00Comments on Dienekesâ€™ Anthropology Blog: Comparison of MCLUST with fineSTRUCTUREDienekeshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02082684850093948970noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7785493.post-16444775823873555202014-07-04T17:33:08.290+03:002014-07-04T17:33:08.290+03:00Hello, I am completely new to inferring population...Hello, I am completely new to inferring population structure from genetics but I am quite experienced with clustering, which as I understand it, is the underlying problem here. In particular, the problem you mention; that of inferring the number K of clusters (which K lies somewhere between 1 and N, the number of individuals in your study).<br />While clustering by fitting mixture models (like MClust) is useful for assessing the population mixing, if you are more interested in finding an appropriate number of clusters, then I think the dendrogram yielded by hierarchical clustering would be more interpretable.nikohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12972420928125783963noreply@blogger.com