Table 2

Parameters for Clest

Clest parameter


Maximum number of clusters

M = 10 for microarray data

M = 5 for simulated data

Number of learning/test set iterations

B = 20

Number of reference datasets

B0 = 20

Size of learning sets b


Clustering procedure



Linear discriminant analysis with diagonal covariance matrix - DLDA

Reference null distribution

Uniformity hypothesis

External index

Fowlkes and Mallows [27] external index, FM

Maximum p-value

pmax = 0.05

Minimum difference statistic

dmin = 0.05

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