This article provides a beginner-friendly introduction to HDBSCAN, a powerful hierarchical clustering algorithm that extends the capabilities of DBSCAN by handling varying densities more effectively. It compares HDBSCAN to DBSCAN and KMeans, highlighting the advantages of HDBSCAN in handling clusters of different shapes and sizes.
An overview of clustering algorithms, including centroid-based (K-Means, K-Means++), density-based (DBSCAN), hierarchical, and distribution-based clustering. The article explains how each type works, its pros and cons, provides code examples, and discusses use cases.
A simple and intuitive explanation of DBSCAN (Density-Based Spatial Clustering of Applications with Noise), a clustering algorithm that can identify outliers, extract new features, compress data, and perform novelty detection. The article provides a fast implementation of DBSCAN in Python.