## What is x and y in K-means?

Most likely the tool you are using simply chose x=distance and y=distance, and then you get a diagonal line.

**What is X clustering?**

In statistics and data mining, X-means clustering is a variation of k-means clustering that refines cluster assignments by repeatedly attempting subdivision, and keeping the best resulting splits, until a criterion such as the Akaike information criterion (AIC) or Bayesian information criterion (BIC) is reached.

### How do you find mean in k-means clustering?

Essentially, the process goes as follows:

- Select k centroids. These will be the center point for each segment.
- Assign data points to nearest centroid.
- Reassign centroid value to be the calculated mean value for each cluster.
- Reassign data points to nearest centroid.
- Repeat until data points stay in the same cluster.

**What is Euclidean distance in k-means clustering?**

The Euclidean is often the “default” distance used in e.g., K-nearest neighbors (classification) or K-means (clustering) to find the “k closest points” of a particular sample point.

## How do I find my Wcss?

To calculate WCSS, you first find the Euclidean distance (see figure below) between a given point and the centroid to which it is assigned. You then iterate this process for all points in the cluster, and then sum the values for the cluster and divide by the number of points.

**What is Dim1 and Dim2 in cluster plot?**

This dimensionality reduction algorithm operates on the four variables and outputs two new variables (Dim1 and Dim2) that represent the original variables, a projection or “shadow” of the original data set. Each dimension represent a certain amount of the variation (i.e. information) contained in the original data set.

### How do you install Pyclustering?

Installation

- Open folder pyclustering/ccore.
- Open Visual Studio project ccore. sln.
- Select solution platform: x86 or x64.
- Build pyclustering-shared project.
- Add pyclustering folder to python path or install it using setup.py.

**Which of the following is a clustering algorithm?**

K-means clustering is the most commonly used clustering algorithm. It’s a centroid-based algorithm and the simplest unsupervised learning algorithm. This algorithm tries to minimize the variance of data points within a cluster.

## How many clustering algorithms are there?

Types of clustering algorithms. Since the task of clustering is subjective, the means that can be used for achieving this goal are plenty. Every methodology follows a different set of rules for defining the ‘similarity’ among data points. In fact, there are more than 100 clustering algorithms known.

**What is clustering algorithm in machine learning?**

Cluster analysis, or clustering, is an unsupervised machine learning task. It involves automatically discovering natural grouping in data. Unlike supervised learning (like predictive modeling), clustering algorithms only interpret the input data and find natural groups or clusters in feature space.

### Why does K means use Euclidean distance?

However, K-Means is implicitly based on pairwise Euclidean distances between data points, because the sum of squared deviations from centroid is equal to the sum of pairwise squared Euclidean distances divided by the number of points. The term “centroid” is itself from Euclidean geometry.