quasi
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Re: Question: Centroid given a distance metric
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Feb 12, 2013 1:04 PM


quasi wrote: > >For a general distance function, the sum of squares of the >distances may have no geometric significance whatsoever, so >calling a point which minimizes that sum "a centroid" is, >in my opinion, a poor choice of terminology.
Aside from the sumofsquares property, the points you are investigating share almost no common properties with the ordinary centroid.
As a suggestion, perhaps the points you are investigating could be called "SOS points" (sumofsquares points).
quasi

