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Separate numerical and categorical variables

I have a dataset (42000, 10) which contains 7 categorical features and 3 numerical. I would like to separate both the numerical and categorical features into 2 different data frames i.e I would like 2 ...
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Transforming Categorical to Numerical variable

I have a categorical variable with 4 levels ('8 c', '6 c','NAN','Others') and I want to convert it to numerical form. an Obvious way is to simply remove the 'c' part from the first two categories and ...
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Which are the features selection techniques depending on the combination on cat num columns in independent and dependent features?

I am very confused: For what I understood I should: Multicollinearity check with Pearson corr and possibly consider to drop multicolliner features Then? I am very confused feature selection should be ...
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Problem with binning

I am trying to change continuous data points to categorical by using binning. I know two techniques, i) equal width bins ii) bins with equal number of elements. My questions are: Which type of ...
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partial numerical array - pattern matching

I have a linear numerical array source and I want to find/match test array as pattern : ...
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5 digit number mis-reads analysis

Nothing to do with number recognition in the classical 'hand-written' sense Disclaimer above to avoid this being counted as a repeat. I have a selection of 96 serial numbers, and a separate ...
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Purpose of converting continuous data to categorical data

I was reading through a notebook tutorial working with the Titanic dataset, linked here, and noticed that they highly favored ordinal data to continuous data. For example, they converted both the Age ...
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Cluster method with binary variable

I need to do a cluster analysis for the following variables: ...
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What is the intuition behind using Monte Carlo to solve a differential equation

Conceptually, I understand how a numerical method like Monte Carlo is used to solve a definite integral. Because integral of a function is the area bounded by the curve, the ratio of random points ...
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How to do non arithmetic operation in python 3 [closed]

lets say a=3 b=4 and c is an unknown constant. a=3 b=4 F=0 F=a*b*c print(F) Its an error. I want 12*c or 12c
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MinMaxScaler returned values greater than one

Basically I was looking for a normalization function part of sklearn, which is useful later for logistic regression. Since I have negative values, I chose MinMaxScaler with: ...
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Convert nominal to numeric variables?

I am trying to develeop an algorithm with sklearn and Tensorflow to predict which car can be offer to each customer. To do that I have a database with the answers of one survey to 1000 customers. An ...
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Replacing words by numbers in multiple columns of a data frame in R

I want to replace the values in a data set (sample in the picture) using numbers instead of words, e.g., 1 instead of D, ...
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Homemade deep learning library: numerical issue with relu activation

For the sake of learning the finer details of a deep learning neural network, I have coded my own library with everything (optimizer, layers, activations, cost function) homemade. It seems to work ...
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What are the advantages or disadvantages of Owl?

Owl is the numerical library for OCaml: https://github.com/ryanrhymes/owl It is supposed to be an equivalent of numpy and also have capabilities of tensorflow. Any insights on why it should be used ...
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How to choose the optimal k in k-protoypes?

To analyze a dataset from banking I have both numerical and categorical values. I transform them to analyze with k-prototypes. The original dataset: The modified dataset: E.g.: Job (for 1 to 12 '...
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Do numerical inaccuracies play any role in training neural networks?

Are there publications which mention numerical problems in neural network optimization? (Blog posts, articles, workshop notes, lecture notes, books - anything?) Background of the question I've ...
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Encoding features like month and hour as categorial or numeric?

Is it better to encode features like month and hour as factor or numeric in a machine learning model? On the one hand, I feel numeric encoding might be reasonable, because time is a forward ...
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How to estimate the mutual information numerically?

Suppose I have a sample {$z_i$}$_{i\in[0,N]}$ = {($x_i,y_i$)}$_{i\in[0,N]}$ which commes from a probability distribution $p_z(z)$. How can I use it to estimate the mutual information between X and Y ? ...
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How can I dynamically distinguish between categorical data and numerical data?

I know someone who is working on a project that involves ingesting files of data without regard to the columns or data types. The task is to take a file with any number of columns and various data ...
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Steps in exploratory methods for mild-sized data with mixed categorical and numerical values?

Experienced in signal/image analysis, and new to data science, I recently was challenged with a relatively simple dataset: 100 to 200 items, about 10-20 numerical variables (in the [0-1] or percentage ...