I have a discrete distribution of reference. For the example let's say:
Now I am given
n numbers, and I want to group (sum) those numbers into 3 bins and approximate as close as possible the above distribution in the sense of minimizing the sum of squared error. So let's say I have those numbers: 10, 25, 25 50 (total sum =100). So I want to group them into 3 bins, and ideally the sum of each bin would be 20, 70, 10 and that would perfectly match the distribution. Unfortunately that's not possible and the best here would be 25, 75 (50+25), 10. The error here is (25-20)²+(75-70)²+(10-10)²=50
What is the algorithm solving the general problem?