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From robpd <>
Subject Why is Mean-Shift Clustering Deprecated?
Date Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:44:40 GMT

Using mahout-0.8 right now and noticed that mean-shift clustering is
deprecated.  Only thing I could find on it is at  This seems to say that
it is not being used much - right? Any other reasons it's deprecated (e.g.

Main question is what could replace this useful technique in which one does
not have to know a priori the number of clusters to form?  I guess, after
mean-shift clustering is finally removed from the codebase it will be
possible to achieve the same effect using, first, canopy-clustering to
discover the number of clusters then a KMeans thereafter. Correct?



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