Matlab: K-means Clustering (manually)

From my favorite matlab blog of AngelJohnsy (click to view the rest of the article).


Clustering can be defined as the grouping of data points based on some commonality or similarity between the points. One of the simplest methods is K-means clustering. In this method, the number of clusters is initialized and the center of each of the cluster is randomly chosen. The Euclidean distance between each data point and all the center of the clusters is computed and based on the minimum distance each data point is assigned to certain cluster. The new center for the cluster is defined and the Euclidean distance is calculated. This procedure iterates till convergence is reached…

Image Processing Tutorial for Beginners: Includes object detection, filtering, and more!

Perfect for the beginner, this demo illustrates simple object detection (segmentation, feature extraction), measurement, and filtering. Requires the Image Processing Toolbox (IPT) because it demonstrates some functions supplied by that toolbox, plus it uses the “coins” demo image supplied with that toolbox. If you have the IPT (you can check by typing ver on the command line), you should be able to run this demo code simply by copying and pasting this code into a new editor window, and then clicking the green “run” triangle on the toolbar.

First finds all the objects, then filters results to pick out objects of certain sizes. The basic concepts of thresholding, labeling, and regionprops are demonstrated with a simple example.

It’s a good tutorial for those users new to MATLAB’s image processing capabilities to learn on, before they go on to more sophisticated algorithms.