[R] Difference between Lloyd and Forgy algorithms used in R built-in kmeans clustering function

Pascal Oettli kridox at ymail.com
Thu Jun 20 09:18:46 CEST 2013


A 5-second search on Internet brought me here:



On 20/06/13 15:57, Safiye Celik wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anybody know the difference between the Lloyd and Forgy algorithms
> specified for R's kmeans clustering options? I know how Lloyd works, but I
> cannot access Forgy's paper and could not find any specific information on
> the web about how it really differs from Lloyd's method.
> I appreciate your help. Thanks!

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