[D] Trust t-SNE without PCA verification?
for my dataset t-SNE produces beautiful clusters with some transition in between clusters and a plot that overall is just very exciting. PCA on the other hand just produces very boring results.
Now I’m aware that t-SNE will try much harder to cluster stuff than PCA, so I’m not sure what to make of it.
Can I somehow verify I’m not seeing artefacts that are based on the workings of t-SNE?
I can’t share the data, but here are some crudely drawn examples <3 https://imgur.com/a/7gQPrMA