Questions tagged [mixed-type-data]

Dataset including variables of different measurement nature (e.g. continuous, categorical, binary, count etc.) analyzed together in one variable set. Use this tag when this presents a challenge for the analysis. Do NOT use to refer to [mixed-model].

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Best way to establish effect sizes in high-dimensional model with mixed data

I have 4 categorical variables, one is by state so it has 50 possible values. I also have 3 continuously distributed values. I'm trying to predict a continuous variable. I'm using a random forest for ...
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Two way ANOVA when one independant variable is not Categorical

I am doing a test on doctors' training level and the number on duty. One IV is training level, the other IV is the number of doctors on duty. The DV is the number of patients seen. There are two ...
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Mixture model on binary + continuous data

If I have a dataset of continuous variables (that I can assume are normally distributed), I can identify subgroups using a Gaussian mixture model and implement. Likewise if I have binary data I can ...
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Clustering algorithm for mixed data with non constant categorical variables

I have the following scenario, imagine that I have a dataset as follows: ...
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Statistical test to find association between two variables

I'm dealing with ecological data. Broadly speaking, i've counted the plant abundance (discrete variable) in a number of points (small blocks,one number for each ...
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Input data for Canonical Correspondence Analysis (CCA)

I'm going to conduct Canonical Correspondence Analysis (CCA). In the tutorial I've found at: CCA environmental data are discrete ...
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Determination of statistically relevant quantitative/qualitative variables

I have a database containing records of several parameters: one is a quantitative parameter $D$ (e.g. average fuel consumption), others are qualtitative parameters $X_1, ..., X_n$ (e.g. make, color, ...
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Assessing a binary decission based on continuos and multi-level categorical variables

I have been asked to generate a tool to assess if a particular new set of measurements fit within a list of already accepted ones. The problem is that there are different categorical variables with ...
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Need PCA or other dimensionality reduction with mixed type variables, before doing clustering

I have a fairly large dataset of 171 mixed variables (104 dichotomous/qualitative, and 67 continuous). My goal is to build a typology of agricultural systems. I originally used a PCA to reduce the ...
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How to adjust continuous and categorical variables for categorical variable?

I am performing a metaanalysis where I am trying to find predictors for an ordinal response variable. Additionally, I want to perform pair-wise correlations on some of the variables. I have a ...
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Regress in two variables against basis functions when one of them might be “sparse”

I'm tasked with the problem of fitting a series of functional forms $\{f_t(S,K)\}$ along the time axis. At each time $t=0,1,\cdots,T$, there are $N_t$ samples $$(F_{t,i}, S_{t,i}, K_{t,i}),\quad i=1,2,...
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Finding most related variables independent of variable type

Problem I am analysing a dataset containing variables of different types: continuous, ordinal and categorical. To prioritise in which order to analyse the variables, I would like to evaluate the ...
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Interaction analysis with categorical predictor and continuous moderator (and continuous outcome)

I'm working on a study in which I collect the following variables (among others), with which I would like to conduct a moderation analysis in R. condition (categorical, 2 levels) - predictor trait ...
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t-SNE with mixed continuous and binary variables

I am currently investigating the visualisation of high-dimensional data using t-SNE. I have some data with mixed binary and continuous variables and the data appears to cluster the binary data much ...
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How to validate clusters after calculating Gower distances and Ward's clustering in R

I am trying to apply Ward's clustering on a mixed types dataset, and wanna explain what I did (maybe helpful to others), and I have some questions regarding this analysis, mainly how to validate my ...
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Why does Random Forest not find this simple categorical interaction?

The questions: Why is Random Forest not better at finding an interaction of a simple indicator $\times$ continuous variable? What kind of machine learning model would be better at finding this ...
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Dimension Reduction for mixed variables

I am working with a dataset which consists of both categorical (14 vars) and continuous variables (5). Each categorical variable consists of a minimum of 2 categories up to 106 categories. The aim ...
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How to deal with mixed data type in deep neural network?

My dataset has 300 numeric features, each of them ranges from 1 to 500. In addition, I have 1000 categorical features (0 or 1), around 90% are 0's (kind of sparse). To run deep neural network, I ...
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Using non-parametric transformation (ranking) on variables for factor analysis in R

I have been wrestling with how to simplify a set of mixed variables (some orthogonal, some numeric) some (of both types) of which are significantly skewed. I have run a factor analysis anyway and ...
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Different conditions on data measurement for ml

Is it possible to train a prediction model (on my case classifier with four classes) between data taken on different conditions? To be more specific I have two data sets and for my task I am allowed ...
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How to perform prediction on a mixed type label (i.e. continuous but optional)

I have a set of simulations in which an event may or may not happen. I recorded the time the event occurs and whether it does. I would like to perform regression on the time variable, including ...
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Duplicated Rows in Mixed Data Type Clustering

I have a dataset which has ~200k rows and looks like the following - ...
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Analysis of impact between 2 observations

I have 2 columns of ~18000 observations. First column contains a value that shows the delay of a filed document (in days) of year 2017. For example: if the document had to be filed on May 5th 2017, ...
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Comparing the results of 2 different type but identical samples from 2 devices

I have 2 columns of of the concentration of fat in fish which is measured by 2 different labs. I need to know if the difference of the results from these 2 labs are statistically significant. The data ...
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Non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) on mixed data using 1-hot encoding

From a standpoint of interpretation, can I use NMF on one-hot encoded categorical data for dimension reduction? I have mixed data and was thinking about one-hot encoding the categorical features and ...
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Avoiding multicollinearity with dummy encoding of ordinal variable

I was having trouble finding this exact circumstance; hopefully I haven't missed an obvious previous answer. I have a target variable, Y (discrete counts), and two ...
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How to compute distances with both categorical and continuous attributes?

I have to handle with a datast containing both categorical attributes (around 25) and continuous attributes (around 25). I would like to do outliers detection. I think that it would be a good idea to ...
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Cluster Analysis for mixed data and using a large sample

I wanna perform Cluster Analysis and I have Mixed data (a couple of dummy variables). I've found some information about Gower's distance, but when I tried to use it, R broke down (i guess) because I ...
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binary distance k prototype [closed]

I am using k-prototype for my mixed data set. I've chosen Euclidean Distance for my numeric variables; which (dis)similiraty measure can I chose for my categorical variable? The variables ask e.g. for ...
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How to test for conditional independence with mix of categorical and continuous data

I wish to test for conditional independence between $X$ and $Y$ given $Z$. However $X$ is continuous, while $Y$ and $Z$ are categorical variables. My idea is to test if $P(X|Z = z) = P(X|Y = y, Z = z)...
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Is (a) multicollinearity and/or (b) binary variables an issue for DBSCAN? if so, how can one correct for these issues?

I have read some related questions, such as: Why are mixed data a problem for euclidean-based clustering algorithms?, What data structure to use for my cluster analysis or what cluster analysis to use ...
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Mixed data in Gaussian Mixture Models

Is it possible to use a dataset with mixed variables such as continuous, ordered, and categorical variables and cluster the data using the Gaussian Mixed Model with EM algorithm. I cannot find ...
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Interpreting Silhouette plot for Cluster Analysis

I am running a mixed type data cluster analysis in R and I am trying to interpret the Silhouette Plot. For whatever reason, it is telling me that more clusters is ideal for analysis. Why could this be?...
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Difference Between Cubic Clustering Criterion, Silhouette Score, and Calinski Harabasz

I am clustering a mixed geological data set containing numeric (pump pressure, bit speed, mud temperature), nominal (presence or absence of a specific stones), and ordinal data (relative concentration ...
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PCA on part of dataset

I have read numerous questions/answers on this site and others debating the use of PCA and other dimensionality reduction techniques on mixed data (containing both continuous and categorical variables)...
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How to classify mixed data?

I am trying to do some classification tasks on mixed data set (Hepatitis data set)from UCI ,I will apply SVM and Naive Bayes in R & WEKA, both of them can not handle mixed data directly. Naive ...
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Number of components in Principal Components Analysis with mixed data

How can I decide about the optimal number of components in Principal component analysis when I have mixed data of of categorical and continuous? I'm using ...
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Autoencoder with Mixed Data

Is it reasonable? The categorical features can be binary ("true" or "false") or strings, which are one-hot encoded. Some continuous features may be integers, which are treated as real values. If an ...
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Multidimensional similarity space

Does anyone know about multidimensional similarity space? I am working on mixed data set (numerical and categorical), I want to create multidimensional similarity space, contains pairs of similarity ...
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Running chi-squared test on mixed data

I have a set of data with high dimension = 80. The set contains mixed features: numerical and categorical data. I'd like to extract all relevant features to an output $Y$ (which is categorical as ...
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Can I use Clustering with mixed data type in R? [duplicate]

I know there is same question in cross validated. But it is somewhat different. Clustering of mixed type data with R At there Q&A, as using daisy funtion(), we can use categorical data type in ...
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FA for mixed data types, including dichotomous

I wish to conduct factor analysis on data that I have. The data is collected from a questionnaire and contains different types of data, for example, there are answers to the following questions: <...
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Which method(s) can I use to predict a response when the inputs have various combinations and proportions of of categorical and numeric variables?

I don't think a question like this has been asked before but please excuse me if it already has. I’m hoping someone can help me by pointing me in the right direction with my problem as stated below. ...
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Computing similarity matrix with mixed data

I would like to compute similarity matrix (which I will further use for clustering purposes) from my data (failure data from automotive company). The data consist of these variables: START DATE + ...
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Which dimensionality reduction technique for mixed data? [duplicate]

I have a binary dependent variable and 18 independent variables which I want to use as regressors in a logistic regression. Prior to that, I want to reduce the dimensionality of the data set to shield ...
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Mixture probabilistic model on mixed data

When dealing with homogeneous types of data, we can employ mixtures of gaussians (for continous) or some kind of k-proptotyping (ordinal-nominal). I am investigating around the statistical/machine ...
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Clustering for mixed data including string attributes [duplicate]

Suppose to have a dataset containing feature vectors representing some people. Each feature vector contains mixed type of attributes (e.g. sex, age, height, hair color, favourite film, ...). For ...
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Data Preparation

I faced a mixed data set which contained both continuous and categorical variables (totally more than 200 variables). Now I have chosen 60 variables out of them by the business specification. Then is ...
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Same kernel for mixed/categorical data?

I know it's common practice, but is it right to apply the common kernels to categorical/mixed data? If not, are there alternatives? I'm expecting answers from both theoretical and practical points of ...
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Clustering of variables: but they are mixed type, some are numeric, some are categorical

I have a dataset with 15 variables. Some variables are numeric, continuous. Other variables are boolean, dichotomous (true/false). There's also one variable categorical, nominal. ...