Fast calculation of the k-nearest neighbor distances for a dataset
represented as a matrix of points. The kNN distance is defined as the
distance from a point to its k nearest neighbor. The kNN distance plot
displays the kNN distance of all points sorted from smallest to largest. The
plot can be used to help find suitable parameter values for
kNNdist(x, k, all = FALSE, ...) kNNdistplot(x, k, minPts, ...)
the data set as a matrix of points (Euclidean distance is used) or a precalculated dist object.
number of nearest neighbors used for the distance calculation.
should a matrix with the distances to all k nearest neighbors be returned?
further arguments (e.g., kd-tree related parameters) are passed
to use a k-NN plot to determine a suitable
kNNdist() returns a numeric vector with the distance to its k
nearest neighbor. If
all = TRUE then a matrix with k columns
containing the distances to all 1st, 2nd, ..., kth nearest neighbors is
Other Outlier Detection Functions:
Other NN functions:
data(iris) iris <- as.matrix(iris[, 1:4]) ## Find the 4-NN distance for each observation (see ?kNN ## for different search strategies) kNNdist(iris, k = 4) ## Get a matrix with distances to the 1st, 2nd, ..., 4th NN. kNNdist(iris, k = 4, all = TRUE) ## Produce a k-NN distance plot to determine a suitable eps for ## DBSCAN with MinPts = 5. Use k = 4 (= MinPts -1). ## The knee is visible around a distance of .7 kNNdistplot(iris, k = 4) cl <- dbscan(iris, eps = .7, minPts = 5) pairs(iris, col = cl$cluster + 1L) ## Note: black points are noise points
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