# data clustering

**Definition of Data Clustering**

Data Clustering is the classification of a data set into a group of numbers, where members of each group surround a particular number.

**More about Data Clustering**

In two-way clustering, data is clustered by using its properties and is represented in a matrix.

**Example of Data Clustering**

The ages of 6 people participating in a swimming competition are 39, 34, 35, 34, 33, and 27. In this data, the cluster of ages 34, 35, 34, and 33 are close to the age 34.

**Solved Example on Data Clustering**

Identify the cluster in the given data set around the number 75.

56, 61, 71, 75, 77, 74, 76, 75, 75, and 60

**Choices: **

A. 75, 77, 74, 76, 75, and 75

B. 71, 61, and 60

C. 60 and 56

D. 77 and 56

**Correct Answer: A**** **

**Solution: **

**Step 1: **The numbers which are close around a particular number in a given set of data are called cluster.

**Step 2: **In the data set, the numbers 77, 74, and 76 are close around the number 75.

**Step 3:** So, 75, 77, 74, 76, 75, and 75 from the cluster of the number 75.

**Related Terms for Data Clustering**