anthrCases {Anthropometry}R Documentation

Helper generic function for obtaining the anthropometric cases


Because the goal of the methodologies included in this package is always to estimate a number of anthropometric cases given a data set (both central (prototypes) and boundaries (archetypoids)), this auxiliary generic function allows the user to identify the cases computed by each method in an easy way.


anthrCases(resMethod, nsizes)
## S3 method for class 'trimowa'
 anthrCases(resMethod, nsizes)
## S3 method for class 'hipamAnthropom'
 anthrCases(resMethod, nsizes)



This is the object which saves the results obtained by the methodologies and which contains the anthropometric cases to return.


Number of bust sizes. This argument is needed for the "trimowa" and "hipamAnthropom" methodologies because they can compute the prototypes for any given number of bust sizes.


A vector of class anthrCases with the anthropometric cases.


Guillermo Vinue


Vinue, G., Simo, A., and Alemany, S., (2016). The k-means algorithm for 3D shapes with an application to apparel design, Advances in Data Analysis and Classification 10(1), 103–132.

Vinue, G., Epifanio, I., and Alemany, S., (2015). Archetypoids: a new approach to define representative archetypal data, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 87, 102–115.

Vinue, G., Leon, T., Alemany, S., and Ayala, G., (2014). Looking for representative fit models for apparel sizing, Decision Support Systems 57, 22–33.

Ibanez, M. V., Vinue, G., Alemany, S., Simo, A., Epifanio, I., Domingo, J., and Ayala, G., (2012). Apparel sizing using trimmed PAM and OWA operators, Expert Systems with Applications 39, 10512–10520.

Vinue, G., and Ibanez, M. V., (2014). Data depth and Biclustering applied to anthropometric data. Exploring their utility in apparel design. Technical report.

See Also

trimowa, TDDclust, hipamAnthropom, LloydShapes, HartiganShapes, trimmedLloydShapes, archetypoids, stepArchetypoids


landmarksNoNa <- na.exclude(landmarksSampleSpaSurv)
#[1] 574 198 
numLandmarks <- (dim(landmarksNoNa)[2]) / 3
#[1] 66
#As a toy example, only the first 10 individuals are used.
landmarksNoNa_First10 <- landmarksNoNa[1:10, ] 
(numIndiv <- dim(landmarksNoNa_First10)[1])
#[1] 10         
array3D <- array3Dlandm(numLandmarks, numIndiv, landmarksNoNa_First10)
#calibrate::textxy(array3D[,1,1], array3D[,2,1], labs = 1:numLandmarks, cex = 0.7) 

numClust <- 2 ; algSteps <- 1 ; niter <- 1 ; stopCr <- 0.0001
resLL <- LloydShapes(array3D, numClust, algSteps, niter, stopCr, FALSE, FALSE)

prototypes <- anthrCases(resLL)                                  

[Package Anthropometry version 1.17 Index]