xform_norm_discrete: Normalize discrete values in accordance with the PMML element...

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also Examples

View source: R/xform_norm_discrete.R

Description

Normalize discrete values in accordance with the PMML element NormDiscrete.

Usage

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xform_norm_discrete(
  wrap_object,
  xform_info = NA,
  input_var = NA,
  map_missing_to = NA,
  ...
)

Arguments

wrap_object

Output of xform_wrap or another transformation function.

xform_info

Specification of details of the transformation: the name of the input variable to be transformed.

input_var

The input variable name in the data on which the transformation is to be applied.

map_missing_to

Value to be given to the transformed variable if the value of the input variable is missing.

...

Further arguments passed to or from other methods.

Details

Define a new derived variable for each possible value of a categorical variable. Given a categorical variable catVar with possible discrete values A and B, this will create 2 derived variables catVar_A and catVar_B. If, for example, the input value of catVar is A then catVar_A equals 1 and catVar_B equals 0.

Given an input variable, input_var and missingVal, the desired value of the transformed variable if the input variable value is missing, the xform_norm_discrete command including all optional parameters is in the format:

xform_info="input_var=input_variable, map_missing_to=missingVal"

There are two methods in which the input variable can be referred to. The first method is to use its column number; given the data attribute of the boxData object, this would be the order at which the variable appears. This can be indicated in the format "column#". The second method is to refer to the variable by its name.

The xform_info and input_var parameters provide the same information. While either one may be used when using this function, at least one of them is required. If both parameters are given, the input_var parameter is used as the default.

The output of this transformation is a set of transformed variables, one for each possible value of the input variable. For example, given possible values of the input variable val1, val2, ... these transformed variables are by default named input_var_val1, input_var_val2, ...

Value

R object containing the raw data, the transformed data and data statistics.

Author(s)

Tridivesh Jena

See Also

xform_wrap

Examples

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# Load the standard iris dataset, already available in R
data(iris)

# First wrap the data
iris_box <- xform_wrap(iris)

# Discretize the "Species" variable. This will find all possible
# values of the "Species" variable and define new variables. The
# parameter name used here should be replaced by the new preferred
# parameter name as shown in the next example below.
#
# 	"Species_setosa" such that it is 1 if
#      "Species" equals "setosa", else 0;
# 	"Species_versicolor" such that it is 1 if
#      "Species" equals "versicolor", else 0;
# 	"Species_virginica" such that it is 1 if
#      "Species" equals "virginica", else 0

iris_box <- xform_norm_discrete(iris_box, input_var = "Species")

# Exact same operation performed with a different parameter name.
# Use of this new parameter is the preferred method as the previous
# parameter will be deprecated soon.

iris_box <- xform_wrap(iris)
iris_box <- xform_norm_discrete(iris_box, xform_info = "Species")

pmml documentation built on Jan. 16, 2021, 5:30 p.m.