RT @lpachter@twitter.com

It's time to stop making t-SNE & UMAP plots. In a new preprint w/ Tara Chari we show that while they display some correlation with the underlying high-dimension data, they don't preserve local or global structure & are misleading. They're also arbitrary.🧵biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/20

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lpachter/status/14


It turns out you can't squeeze a high-dimensional structure in 2D without arbitrary distortions. Shock and horror.

Important, and constructive work. But I wish it was not needed in the first place!

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