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K-means Clustering for Color Grouping

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I need to cluster different colors using k-means clustering algorithm.
when i use function like this with k=4 for 5 colors image.
[cluster_idx cluster_centre]=kmeans(inputImg,k,'distance','sqEuclidean','Replicates',3);
It will end up with empty cluster at iteration 1 and no partition. If i run multiple times,then at one time it will partition the colors .
then if i change above function like this [cluster_idx cluster_centre]=kmeans(inputImg,k); and then also end up with same result.
Why it showing like this even though image is having 5 colors..? How to debug this problem..? Does any one know please help me out.
Thank You.


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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 9 Jan 2013
Have you seen the Mathworks demo: I don't have the stats toolbox so I can't help you debug it anymore.


Chandra Shekhar
Chandra Shekhar on 10 Jan 2013
I used same demo code, but still i am getting error.
In my program, i used color reduction image as a input to the 'kmeans'function.In that the image is having 5 colors and i need to group those colors by choosing k=4 or 5;
In demo program the direct input image is used as input to the kmeans function.
Does any one know please help me..
Thank You.
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 10 Jan 2013
I can't help you because I don't have the stats toolbox. Perhaps you can call the Mathworks and ask why their demo returns 4 clusters (or 4 plus an empty 5th) when you're specifying 5 clusters.

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