I have been struggling to find proof for that but I couldnt
Every time I prepare dataset I face the same issue
when a column is a classification such as
TaskType in this dataset
TaskType CountryCode Target 1 61 Red 1 962 Yellow 2 1 Yellow 6 61 Yellow 4 81 Red 2 1 Blue 1 61 Red 2 962 Green 4 61 Blue
if I applied the dataset as to different models such as linear regression, SVM, KNN, etc.
will these model consider
TaskType as numeric fields and treat them as continuous data?
Shall I One Hot Encode these features before using them?
what is the best way to handle this scenario?