Samuel E. Buttrey

Associate Chair of Instruction
Associate Professor of Operations Research
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA  93943



Buttrey, S.E. and Whitaker, L.R. (December 2017), A Data Scientist's Guide to Acquiring, Cleaning and Managing Data in R. New York: John Wiley & Sons

Book Chapters

Buttrey, S.E., T.H. Chung, J.N. Eagle, and D. Temple Lang, "Processing Robot and Sensor Log Files: Seeking a Circular Target," in D. Nolan and D. Temple Lang, "Data Science in R: A Case Studies Approach to Computational Reasoning and Problem Solving." (2015)

Fricker, R.D., Jr., S.E. Buttrey, and W. Evans (2014). "Visualization for Sociocultural Signature Detection" in "Sociocultural Behavior Sensemaking: State of the Art in Understanding the Operational Environment," Jill Egeth, Gary Klein, and Dylan Schmorrow, eds., The MITRE Corporation.


Ruth D. and Buttrey, S.E.: "AcrossTic: A Cost-Minimal Regular Spanning Subgraph with TreeClust, " (2016)

Buttrey, S.E., "treeClust: Cluster Distances Through Trees (package)," (2015)

Buttrey, S.E., Royset, J. and Wets, R., "episplineDensity: Density Estimation with Soft Information by Exponential Epi-splines (package)," (2014)

Buttrey, S.E., "knncat: An R Package for Nearest-Neighbor Classification With Categorical Variables," (2004)

Buttrey, S.E., "knnTree: An R Package for Nearest-Neighbor Classification in the Leaves of a Tree," (2002)

Buttrey, S.E., "lpSolve: An R Package to interface to the lp_Solve linear program solver," (2002)

Book Reviews

Buttrey, S.E., Review of  "Data Mining Algorithms Explained Using R," by Pavel Cichosz. Journal of Statistical Software, August 2015, vol. 66, Book Review 2.

Buttrey, S.E., Review of  "Clustering for Data Mining: A Data Recovery Approach," by Boris Mirkin. Journal of the American Statistical Association, June 2006, vol. 101, number 474, pp. 854-855.


Buttrey, S.E., “Nearest-Neighbor Classification with Categorical Variables,” Ph.D. thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 1996.

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