Talk:K-means++ clustering

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Draft to Task promotion

Hey guys, I haven't been around RC in a while. The draft task approach is new to me. What separates a draft task to a task? Under what conditions is a draft promoted to a published task? Do we need to reach consensus on the specification and its clarity on this Talk page first?
--DanBron 20:58, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

It's pretty nebulous. The big thing is that it gives people a few days to provide feedback. After a few days and a few consistent solutions by different people, someone decides to promote it to {{task}}. (Also, welcome back!) --Michael Mol 03:36, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
I tried to make some general guidelines here. They aren't hard rules but they're a start I guess. --Mwn3d 05:04, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks guys. From Mwn3d's list, looks like I don't have to anything but wait. Another new thing on RC for me - used to be when someone posted a task, others swarmed on it within hours!
--DanBron 12:34, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
"- used to be when someone posted a task, others swarmed on it within hours!".
Owww but its graphical. That always makes me pause :-(
--Paddy3118 13:02, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
The way I read the task (a couple days ago; haven't finished getting through the RC feed yet to see if it's changed) the GUI component is extra credit. --Michael Mol 13:00, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
The only tasks I see get jumped on quickly are ones which don't have any UI, or have trivial UI. Not entirely surprising, because UI is one of the hardest problems in software. :) (It'd be *really* nice to have some skeleton tasks which set up the basics for drawing on a 2D plane. )--Michael Mol 13:00, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, to be clear, the task is to implement the algorithm. The GUI is totally optional.
Though it's helpful to have a GUI when writing/debugging the algo. (Which may be a biased statement, because the task is well suited to J, and both the algo and its visualization represent a very low investment. In other langs the investment in the GUI may overwhelm the effort to build the algo).
-- DanBron 14:19, 31 May 2011 (UTC)