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Topic: Question: Centroid given a distance metric
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Re: Question: Centroid given a distance metric
Posted: Feb 12, 2013 1:04 PM
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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 sum-of-squares 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" (sum-of-squares points).


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