Struct faiss::Clustering

struct Clustering : public faiss::ClusteringParameters

K-means clustering based on assignment - centroid update iterations

The clustering is based on an Index object that assigns training points to the centroids. Therefore, at each iteration the centroids are added to the index.

On output, the centoids table is set to the latest version of the centroids and they are also added to the index. If the centroids table it is not empty on input, it is also used for initialization.

Subclassed by faiss::Clustering1D

Public Functions

Clustering(int d, int k)
Clustering(int d, int k, const ClusteringParameters &cp)
virtual void train(idx_t n, const float *x, faiss::Index &index, const float *x_weights = nullptr)

run k-means training

  • x – training vectors, size n * d

  • index – index used for assignment

  • x_weights – weight associated to each vector: NULL or size n

void train_encoded(idx_t nx, const uint8_t *x_in, const Index *codec, Index &index, const float *weights = nullptr)

run with encoded vectors

win addition to train()’s parameters takes a codec as parameter to decode the input vectors.


codec – codec used to decode the vectors (nullptr = vectors are in fact floats)

void post_process_centroids()

Post-process the centroids after each centroid update. includes optional L2 normalization and nearest integer rounding

inline virtual ~Clustering()

Public Members

size_t d

dimension of the vectors

size_t k

nb of centroids

std::vector<float> centroids

centroids (k * d) if centroids are set on input to train, they will be used as initialization

std::vector<ClusteringIterationStats> iteration_stats

stats at every iteration of clustering

int niter = 25

number of clustering iterations

int nredo = 1

redo clustering this many times and keep the clusters with the best objective

bool verbose = false
bool spherical = false

whether to normalize centroids after each iteration (useful for inner product clustering)

bool int_centroids = false

round centroids coordinates to integer after each iteration?

bool update_index = false

re-train index after each iteration?

bool frozen_centroids = false

Use the subset of centroids provided as input and do not change them during iterations

int min_points_per_centroid = 39

If fewer than this number of training vectors per centroid are provided, writes a warning. Note that fewer than 1 point per centroid raises an exception.

int max_points_per_centroid = 256

to limit size of dataset, otherwise the training set is subsampled

int seed = 1234

seed for the random number generator

size_t decode_block_size = 32768

when the training set is encoded, batch size of the codec decoder