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### Fixing outliers and normalizing a vector using R

Techniques of Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) can help with this feature engineering problem. I want to emphasize how just a couple of well-chosen plots tell us, forcibly, how we ought to proceed. ...
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### Fixing outliers and normalizing a vector using R

If you want to force the vector of observations to have a distribution close to normal, you can use inverse normal scores transformation. There are a few different varieties such as Elfving, Blom, ...

### How to distinguish numerical categorical (Ex: White = 1, Latino = 2 etc) from numerical continuous or discrete variables on a dataset?

I found this helpful A key distinction between ordinal categorical variables and discrete quantitative variables is that there is a uniform degree of difference within discrete quantitative variables. ...

### Linear Connected Layer before the DNN

In your proposed architecture, the weights to the second and to the third layer are arbitrary. If you divide the weight $w^1_i$ to the $i$-th node in the second layer (for the connection from the $i$...

### Optimal way to create a feature set?

If this fixed data can be similar or even partially equal for different time series and you expect the fixed data to contain information that is relevant for your time series analysis task (prediction?...
The transformation exists to put tiny numbers on a more meaningful scale. Humans see tiny p-values like $0.00001627$ and $0.0003119$ as just "tiny numbers". Try taking $-\log_{10}$ of those ...