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Subject: Re: [boost] Geometry and spatial indexes, my opinion
From: Jonathan Franklin (franklin.jonathan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-08 19:36:19

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Patrick Mihelich <patrick.mihelich_at_[hidden]
> wrote:

> I would love to
> see a nice generic clustering library in Boost. I can't promise much help
> at
> this point (I also have a project I've been meaning to pick up again Real
> Soon Now :-) but let me know when you start working on it again.

I will.

> Clustering and spatial indexes have some close connections - as you say,
> spatial indexes can be used to improve the performance of some clustering
> algorithms. Likewise, clustering is sometimes used to construct spatial
> indexes (agglomerative clustering, hierarchical k-means). So, it would be
> nice for the libraries to play nicely with each other... but more important
> to get the core functionality in place first, of course.

I agree, on all counts. I'm also looking at it as a starting point for
other DM/KDD algorithms. I'd love to build a generic SVM implementation,
and there are plenty of others.


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