David L Carlson dc@r|@on @end|ng |rom t@mu@edu
Thu Jun 21 18:43:00 CEST 2018

It depends on what you are trying to do and what kind of data you are using. If you are using Euclidian distance and your variables have different means and standard deviations, the answer is probably yes. That will weight each variable equally. Without standardization the variables with the larger magnitudes will determine the groups more than the variables with the smaller magnitudes.

David L. Carlson
Department of Anthropology
Texas A&M University

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From: R-help [mailto:r-help-bounces using r-project.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Reichman
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Subject: [R] KNN



Does one need to normalize ones data is using the knn function within the
caret Library.



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