I'm trying to apply k-means$\|$ clustering in PySpark.

According to this paper, there is an oversampling factor, $l$, that would affect the model's cost.

I couldn't find any parameter regarding oversampling factor in PySpark's k-means function. There is a parameter called initializationSteps but there is no proper definition for that.

Is there a way I could use oversampling factor in k-means function?

Hope this article will give you a headstart on the same.


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