Suppose you have a data set that can be clustered as follows:
Is there a way to generate data that would fit inside, say, the red bubble, or blue bubble? This can definitely be done in two-dimensions, but I am currently working on a project with 6+ features.
Do you have any ideas or recommendations?
edit: @whuber pointed out that a purpose for this would be more convenient.
So, I work in Freight Shipping, and we ship a few hundred truck-loads a month. I have a hypothesis that we ship the same kinds of shipments every month -- i.e, same geographical regions, and for those regions, roughly the same weight of loads, roughly the same # of pallets, etc.
I want to cluster these kinds of shipments, so that I can attach a generator to these clusters. This generator would create lists of hypothetical shipments that I can use to test against future movements in market prices (for example, Los Angeles to New York might cost 3000 dollars in December, but 4500 dollars in February).
Thank you @whuber!