Recently, we were taught K-means clustering. I understood the basic idea of the algorithm and successfully implemented it for data with a single dimensional. Now we are told to implement it for two dimensional data. As far as I understood x and y can be two attributes of a dataset but our professor said otherwise. She said that the we have to determine x and y of an attribute in the data set to cluster the data. She used a simple 2D matrix as an example. This has got me confused. How can one determine x and y of an atttribute? Row number and column number seems silly to me to use it for distance calculation.
So, my question is how does one determine x and y for 2-D k means clustering?
As per this question the two attributes (weight and height) are used as x and y. Is this correct?