Number of iterations in k-Means

SilenceSilence Member Posts: 7 Contributor II
Hello everyone! I've got another question with regards to k-Means algorithm.

Is there a reason behind RapidMiner's default value of the number of iterations in the k-Means algorithms, which is 10?

Answers

  • landland RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 2,525   Unicorn
    Hi,
    yes, there are three reasons for this default:
    1. The number is not too small to get reasonable results.
    2. The number is not that big that you will have to wait forever.
    3. It's a nice number. By chance I have the exactly same number of fingers! :)

    Greetings,
      Sebastian
  • SilenceSilence Member Posts: 7 Contributor II
    -likes Sir Sebastian's sense of humor- :P

    Thanks for the insights!  ^^
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