dask_ml.datasets.make_blobs(n_samples=100, n_features=2, centers=None, cluster_std=1.0, center_box=(-10.0, 10.0), shuffle=True, random_state=None, chunks=None)

Generate isotropic Gaussian blobs for clustering.

This can be used to generate very large Dask arrays on a cluster of machines. When using Dask in distributed mode, the client machine only needs to allocate a single block’s worth of data.

n_samples : int or array-like, optional (default=100)

If int, it is the total number of points equally divided among clusters. If array-like, each element of the sequence indicates the number of samples per cluster.

n_features : int, optional (default=2)

The number of features for each sample.

centers : int or array of shape [n_centers, n_features], optional

(default=None) The number of centers to generate, or the fixed center locations. If n_samples is an int and centers is None, 3 centers are generated. If n_samples is array-like, centers must be either None or an array of length equal to the length of n_samples.

cluster_std : float or sequence of floats, optional (default=1.0)

The standard deviation of the clusters.

center_box : pair of floats (min, max), optional (default=(-10.0, 10.0))

The bounding box for each cluster center when centers are generated at random.

shuffle : boolean, optional (default=True)

Shuffle the samples.

random_state : int, RandomState instance or None (default)

Determines random number generation for dataset creation. Pass an int for reproducible output across multiple function calls. See Glossary.

chunks : int, tuple

How to chunk the array. Must be one of the following forms: - A blocksize like 1000. - A blockshape like (1000, 1000). - Explicit sizes of all blocks along all dimensions like

((1000, 1000, 500), (400, 400)).

X : array of shape [n_samples, n_features]

The generated samples.

y : array of shape [n_samples]

The integer labels for cluster membership of each sample.

See also

a more intricate variant


>>> from dask_ml.datasets import make_blobs
>>> X, y = make_blobs(n_samples=100000, chunks=10000)
>>> X
dask.array<..., shape=(100000, 2), dtype=float64, chunksize=(10000, 2)>
>>> y
dask.array<concatenate, shape=(100000,), dtype=int64, chunksize=(10000,)>