[R] Quick question on kmeans

Gavin Simpson gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk
Tue Jan 15 19:06:15 CET 2008

On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 14:34 +0100, Serguei Kaniovski wrote:
> Hello,
> when kmeans draws random vectors for the initial centroids, does it then 
> select the clustering that has emerged most frequently?

No. It simply selects random starting centres and converges to a
solution, which may be a local not a global minimum. You'll have to do
the checking yourself to see if similar clusterings are obtained from
repeated calls to kmeans.


> Serguei

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