## What is center based clustering?

Usually, center-based algorithms have their own objective functions, which define how good a clustering solution is. The goal of a center-based algorithm is to minimize its objective function. Clusters found by center-based algorithms have convex shapes and each cluster is represented by a center.

**What is centroid clustering?**

Cluster centroid The middle of a cluster. A centroid is a vector that contains one number for each variable, where each number is the mean of a variable for the observations in that cluster. The centroid can be thought of as the multi-dimensional average of the cluster.

**Which algorithm is best for clustering?**

K-means clustering

K-means clustering is the most commonly used clustering algorithm. It’s a centroid-based algorithm and the simplest unsupervised learning algorithm. This algorithm tries to minimize the variance of data points within a cluster.

### Which of the following algorithm is centroid based technique?

Solution: (D) Ward method is a centroid method. Centroid method calculates the proximity between two clusters by calculating the distance between the centroids of clusters. For Ward’s method, the proximity between two clusters is defined as the increase in the squared error that results when two clusters are merged.

**What are different clustering algorithms?**

Types of Clustering

- Centroid-based Clustering.
- Density-based Clustering.
- Distribution-based Clustering.
- Hierarchical Clustering.

**What are different algorithms of clustering?**

Different Clustering Methods

Clustering Method | Description | Algorithms |
---|---|---|

Partitioning methods | Based on centroids and data points are assigned into a cluster based on its proximity to the cluster centroid | k-means, k-medians, k-modes |

#### What is clustering algorithm in machine learning?

Cluster analysis, or clustering, is an unsupervised machine learning task. It involves automatically discovering natural grouping in data. Unlike supervised learning (like predictive modeling), clustering algorithms only interpret the input data and find natural groups or clusters in feature space.