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Methods and principles of selecting a subset of attributes for use in further modelling

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Relationship between Gini Importance and Prediction Performance (say AUC)?

I want to use the decrease in Gini impurity to rank features for my random forest classifier. I understand that the decrease in Gini impurity at one node is calculated as: $$ \Delta i(n) = i(n) - ...
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How to analyze elastic net fitted model coefficients

SOLVED: an elastic net model, as any other logistic regression model, will not generate more coefficients than input variables. Check Zach's answer to understand how from an (apparent) low number of ...
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Stratified sampling for creating test/training sets when there are continous and categorical variables to consider?

Assume a simple clinical study with N=200. Half of the participants are men and half of the participants are women. The hemoglobin of the participants ranges between 80 and 150. There's also several ...
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Can we learn 3d features using Autoencoder?

Typically, we use Autoencoder to learn 2d features on 2d images (e.g. pen-strokes of digit). For example, if I have 10000 3d 31x31x31 images (e.g. car images). I unroll each of the images, i.e. ...
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Queries in GBM Model in R

I have the following questions pertaining to GBM Model in R. Question 1 : I have a mixture of factorial and numerical data. And Its a binary classification ...
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SVM - RFE for nonlinear case

Could someone give me some reference or idea on how to implement SVM-RFE for nonlinear cases. As we all know that SVM RFE for linear case is well established by Guyon et al. for (gene) selection where ...
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Regression to chose questions which better correlate with a 10 points likert like score

We have a survey with several questions with 5 likert scale points and we would like to compare the answers to those of another likert like question with 10 points. The approach we thought of is a ...
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how could i handle with missing data or non existent data? [duplicate]

i tried a forecasting method and i want to check if it is correct or not and why? my study is about evaluating mutual funds for two kind of them it is a comparative study and i wan to use gcc index ...
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Using t-test for feature selection after z-scoring data?

Suppose I have a high-dimensional dataset, and a binary classification problem. I want to use the two-sample t-test for feature selection. If the data has been normalized by z-scoring (so it has zero ...
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How to adjust data to remove influence of one or more features

For my first real data science project I would like to develop a model which better reflects review quality than "useful" votes. I am working with Yelp's latest Academic data set but this thinking ...
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Multicollinearity, feature selection for discriminant analysis and the error rate

I have a question regarding feature selection in LDA/QDA and deciding to eliminate variables to find an optimal model (lowest misclassification rate) I'm looking at how quadratic and linear ...
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Removing collinear variables for LDA/QDA in R

I'm new to R and I've been searching for a while for a function which can reduce the number of explanatory variables in my lda function (linear discriminant analysis). Basically, I've loaded the ...
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LASSO prediction model question

I am trying to create a prediction model with 33 predictors (brain metabolite levels in various regions) and 8 observations (cognitive test scores) with p>>n problem using LASSO in MATLAB (...
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Selecting a multiple linear regression model with categorical variables

I am trying to analyze the Berkeley Guidance Study to practice multiple regression models, which has 10 continuous variables, 1 categorical variable (with two categories) and the response variable. ...
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filter feature selection output and cross validation

If I use a filter method for ranking the features like Relief. suppose I have 100 features with 1000 sample and I used cross validation 3-fold . therefore I have 3 ranks for may features . at the end ...
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Bi-normal separation feature selection (BNS) in R

I'm doing binary classification on highly dimensional text data, with a biased class distribution. After reading this paper, i found out about BNS feature selection. Is there any package that ...
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Combining features extracted from different parts of the same image

It is about car identification in images. I have an 64x64 image divided into 16 equal windows. I compute a HoG features algorithm in each one. And I am using the concatenation vector resulted from ...
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Tool form Hierarchical clustering

I'm trying to perform a hierarchical Clustering Analysis in a dataset of 40 attributes and +70,000 records, which is mostly composed by categorical variables. I've used Matlab and RapidMiner to ...
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Top K variable that represent entire dataset

There are 100 variables in the dataset. Also, i have extracted some additional information about each variable viz Var1 is correlated (Pearson correlation) to Var21,Var25,Var34,Var45,Var55 ; Var2 is ...
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Least-squares fitting with only optimum features, after Lasso - valid?

Using Lasso reduces the coefficients of features of a model, reducing some to zero, and thereby performing feature selection. The number of features depends on the value of $\alpha$ aka $\lambda$. In ...
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(Automated) feature selection in multiple regression with categorical variables

I need a general guide on what are the appropriate approaches to automated feature selection in multiple regression with categorical variables. In my case, I have several numeric and categorical ...
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Why normalized feature weights for linear regression are bad feature importance predictors

I am trying to interpret a linear regression model. I assumed using absolute value of feature weight coefficients as indicators of influence of input variable onto output variable. However, it seems ...
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Strategy for Analyzing Data

I have been learning about Machine Learning (via Udacity) and Statistics (via Coursera) the past few months and trying to figure out a good way to combine them for a general approach to explaining ...
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Feature selection when bagging trees/random forest

I want to get a better understanding of feature selection and how the number of features affect performance when bagging trees. I am using Matlab's treebagger and I ...
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Feature Selection: Information Gain VS Mutual Information

Setting: Multi-class classification problem with discrete nominal features. There are many references mentioning the use of IG(Information Gain) and ...
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Select the most confident variable that has two features

Suppose now I have a group of students, and for each student two measurements are given: one is the height of the student and the other is the weight of the student. Then my question is how I can ...
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Generate mixture model from data with features

I want to build a mixture model from my data, but using features of my data to calculate each component in the model. The data: For each point I have 34 associated features. Each feature is a boolean ...
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Weka java API: Attribute Selection and Cross Validation

Is there a way to perform Attirbute selection(aka feature selection) (regardless of method) only for the training dataset before passing data for Cross Validation ? I currently think that the only ...
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Use fitted value from regression on subset of features as independent variable

I am working with a relatively large data set with 2K columns and many variables can be grouped together (a logistic regression). So I am thinking can I use fitted value from regression on subset of ...
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Feature/Variable selection to accompany mixed models?

I am trying to conduct an exploratory/data mining analysis to discover what socioeconomic factors best predict grade-school performance in children. I have a dataset with about 50000 ...
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$\chi^2$ test vs F-test in feature selection

In the context of feature selection for classification, does it make sense to use one filter based on $\chi^2$ test and the other one based on F-test? Or they are "interchangeable"?
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mtry tuning given by caret higher than the number of predictors

According to this discussion, it seems that the train function of the caret package returns a ...
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Unsupervised feature learning from raw text as a previous step for clasification?

I have a corpus of 2500 opinions, is it posible to use scikit´s restricted boltzmann machine implementation to extract a feature vector as a previous step to a classification task?. What aproach do i ...
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Determine which variable or variables is/are the most efficient to predict the outcome

I have a small dataset (n=74) with a +/- 50 variables, not the best data but I have to work with it. The variables are used to select a product. I want to determine which variable or variables is/are ...
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Feature Importance in each fold and repeat after repeated cross validation in caret

this is my first post on Cross Validated so I apologize in advance if I'm not yet familiar with any conventions regarding forum posts. Currently, I'm working on a feature selection task using elastic ...
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Feature selection and training on the same sample

Is feature selection and training on the same sample a bad idea? I want to emphasize that I am not going to use test set for feature selection. If I use the whole train set for feature selection and ...
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Using topic words generated by LDA to represent a document

I want to do document classification by representing each document as a set of features. I know that there are many ways: BOW, TFIDF, ... I want to use Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) to extract ...
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Feature boosting via rescaling in logistic regression and linear SVMs

If I were expressing a problem in terms of binary features, all encoded as {0,1}, could I boost some features by encoding them as {0,2}? Would the effect change based on whether I used either of the ...
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Statistical test for feature selection

Suppose I have a procedure to select K features out of M. I repeat the procedure N times on, say bootstrapped datasets, and count how many times feature #1 appeared among selected, denote k1, how many ...
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Feature selection based on cost function

Suppose that we are searching for best features using an optimization algorithm for a classification model (MLP,SNM,Regression,etc...). We should set a cost ...
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Select the best point pair in the 2D grid [duplicate]

Suppose in the 2D space we have an array of points, and each point has a weighting factor, which is a float value ranging from 0 to 1. Each point also has a coordinate in the 2D grid. The following ...
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Why isn't the lasso selected variable even not significant?

I performed a lasso selection using lars::lars for a well normally distributed outcome using a pool of 86 predictors. Here is the plot of the output: The ...
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Handle large set of features using SVM

I have a biological dataset with 30.000 features (genes) and 1000 data points (cells). Basically I have two major classes of cells: 1 and 0 with a distribution of 90/10. Now I am trying to classify ...
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How to deal with categorical features.

Recently I am playing in the famous Big-Data website Kaggle. There is a Display Advertising Challenge. In this competition, you are giving a training file which include huge records. the records is ...
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feature selection for longitudinal data

I have a longitudinal data which looks like this. Number of time points are different for each ID. Y is the binary response variable (take values 0 & 1) and X1-X20 are either continuous or ...
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Does within-group heterogeneity negatively impact random forest classification?

I have two rather conceptual questions about random forest classifiers. Before we get there, I quickly want to lay out the problem I am working on: I have large a large data set consisting of 300 ...
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Triple nested cross validation

I have read several very informative posts including the link about the nested/double cross validation, which can determine (sub)optimal hyperparameter values as well as make an unbiased estimate of ...
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Considering non-i.i.d. covariates in random forests

Random forests are theoretically funded on the assumption that the data are i.i.d. realizations from a multivariate random vector $(X_1, \ldots, X_p, Y)$. Does it make sense to use random forests (for ...
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How to deal with a feature relating to what type of expert labelled the data that becomes unavailable at point of classification?

Essentially I have a data set, that has a feature vector, and label indicating whether it is spam or non-spam. To get the labels for this data, 2 distinct types of expert were used each using ...
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categorical feature ranking

I would like to rank categorical features by the order or importance in a classification/regression setting. Input There are two features, which are survey questions: "how is your mood?": four ...