K Means Clusting - too few examples

thatsbhavikthatsbhavik Member Posts: 2 Contributor I
edited November 2018 in Help
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Hi - I am new to the Rapid Miner community and have a question on how to remove the error in the following k-means clustering process. The error I get is "Example Set contains not enough examples to perform this operation. Needs atleast 5 examples." (I set k=5) even if I increase the examples to 20 or 100.  I want to see clusters - both supervised (identifying k= "x" or unsupervised (Agglomerative). 

Attached is the process file. 


Please help!





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    Telcontar120Telcontar120 Moderator, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 1,635 Unicorn

    It's hard to diagnose this without seeing your data sample.  I do see you have a "Filter Examples" operator before the K-means.  Are you sure that the filter criteria you have in there is not leading to a reduction in number of examples available downstream so it falls below 5?

    Brian T.
    Lindon Ventures 
    Data Science Consulting from Certified RapidMiner Experts
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    thatsbhavikthatsbhavik Member Posts: 2 Contributor I

    Thanks - See attached. The filter was "no missing attributes". This runs well on the second sheet, which has a smaller sample - I need it to run on the first sheet. I am still unable to see the "Cluster Diagram" - how do i do that? 

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    sgenzersgenzer Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, Community Manager, Member, University Professor, PM Moderator Posts: 2,959 Community Manager

    hi @thatsbhavik - welcome to the community. So my first question is why are you running RapidMiner 7.1? Version 8.1 is our current version so any help I can post will be incompatible with your version. Maybe update? :)




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