“Note that it accurately captures the “loopy” characteristic of the data set, a property which could…

"Note that it accurately captures the “loopy” characteristic of the data set, a property which could not even be expressed within clustering theory. […]" – I love loopy data problems. :)

Machine learning is a collection of techniques for understanding data, including methods for visualization, prediction, classification and other tasks relevant for making sense of data.  The visualization techniques come under the heading of scatterplot methods, where one produces projections of the data points on two or sometimes three dimensions, and then plots the projections on …