Computational Resources




The memory required is approximately bytes.

If you request the DISTANCE option, an additional bytes of space is needed.


The overall time required by PROC FASTCLUS is roughly proportional to if is small with respect to .

Initial seed selection requires one pass over the data set. If the observations are in random order, the time required is roughly proportional to


unless you specify REPLACE=NONE. In that case, a complete pass might not be necessary, and the time is roughly proportional to , where .

The DRIFT option, each iteration, and the final assignment of cluster seeds each require one pass, with time for each pass roughly proportional to .

For greatest efficiency, you should list the variables in the VAR statement in order of decreasing variance.