Person-Centered Analysis

Provides an easy-to-use yet adaptable set of tools to conduct person-center analysis using a two-step clustering procedure. As described in Bergman and El-Khouri (1999) , hierarchical clustering is performed to determine the initial partition for the subsequent k-means clustering procedure.

prcr is an R package for person-centered analysis. Person-centered analyses focus on clusters, or profiles, of observations, and their change over time or differences across factors. See Bergman and El-Khouri (1999) for a description of the analytic approach. See Corpus and Wormington (2014) for an example of person-centered analysis in psychology and education.


You can install prcr from CRAN with:


You can install development version from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")


See examples of use of prcr in the Introduction to prcr vignette.

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0.2.1 by Joshua M Rosenberg, a year ago

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Authors: Joshua M Rosenberg [aut, cre] , Jennifer A Schmidt [aut] , Patrick N Beymer [aut] , Rebecca R Steingut [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: Cluster Analysis & Finite Mixture Models

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2, tibble, irr, lpSolve, purrr, class, forcats, magrittr

Suggests rmarkdown, knitr, devtools

See at CRAN