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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#1481 closed feature request (done)

Visual view for clustering solutions displaying cluster centers and distributions

Reported by: gkronber Owned by: abeham
Priority: medium Milestone: HeuristicLab 3.3.8
Component: Problems.DataAnalysis.Views Version: 3.3.8
Keywords: Cc:


This is essentially a scatter plot with different marker colors (or types) for different clusters. Multiple ways for dimensionality reduction for 2-dimensional display of clusters are possible (principal component analysis is already implemented in Alglib, multidimensional scaling is already implemented by abeham in HeuristicLab.Analysis).

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by gkronber

  • Component changed from Problems.DataAnalysis to Problems.DataAnalysis.Views

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by abeham

  • Milestone changed from HeuristicLab 3.3.x Backlog to HeuristicLab 3.3.8
  • Owner changed from gkronber to abeham
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Version changed from branch to 3.3.7

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by abeham

  • Owner changed from abeham to gkronber
  • Status changed from accepted to reviewing

r8435: Added clustering solution evaluation view that performs PCA on the data to reduce it to two dimensions

Note: I dropped the IDimensionReductionModel and IDimensionReductionSolution again since a simple solution evaluation view was all that is needed here. Btw, I didn't use MDS here since that would require to calculate a dissimilarity matrix between all instances. I think this is impractical when there are several thousand instances that have to be clustered.

I think the downside of PCA is that it doesn't tell you anything about how good your clusters are. It's just some projection onto a 2D surface. Maybe some users would misinterpret the chart in that they think the clustering didn't work when it's actually just PCA failing to provide a good projection.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by abeham

r8453: Fixed plugin dependencies

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by mkommend

  • Owner changed from gkronber to abeham
  • Status changed from reviewing to readytorelease

The implementation looks fine to me and the views work as expected.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by swagner

  • Resolution set to done
  • Status changed from readytorelease to closed
  • Version changed from 3.3.7 to 3.3.8
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