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question about k-means clustering metric choice

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cgo
cgo on 17 Aug 2018
Commented: Walter Roberson on 3 Oct 2018
In this documentation of K-means clustering: https://www.mathworks.com/help/stats/k-means-clustering.html
I would like to ask why the choice of metric is 'cityblock'. May I know what the context of the dataset is and why 'cityblock' is the appropriate choice of metric? Also, I tried to use the ordinary euclidean metric, but returned an error.
Please send your insights. Thanks

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 17 Aug 2018
I do not encounter any errors if I consistently change cityblock to sqeuclidean
cgo
cgo on 17 Aug 2018
found it. I typed 'euclidean' instead of 'sqeuclidean'. Thanks

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Bernhard Suhm
Bernhard Suhm on 3 Oct 2018
If you have any further questions, follow up. Otherwise, can you kindly "accept" Walter's answer?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 3 Oct 2018
I did not post an Answer, so it would not have been possible to Accept it ;-)

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