Assume I want to predict if I'm fit in the morning. One feature is the last time I was online. Now this feature is tricky: If I take the hour, then a classifier might have a difficult time with it because 23 is numerically closer to 20 than to 0, but actually the time 23 o'clock is closer to 0 o'clock.
Is there a transformation to make this more linear? Probably into multiple features? (Well, hopefully not 60 features if I do the same for minutes)