Feature Transformation -- OneHotEncoder (Transformer)

One-hot encoding maps a column of label indices to a column of binary vectors, with at most a single one-value. This encoding allows algorithms which expect continuous features, such as Logistic Regression, to use categorical features. Typically, used with ft_string_indexer() to index a column first.

ft_one_hot_encoder(x, input_col = NULL, output_col = NULL,
  drop_last = TRUE, uid = random_string("one_hot_encoder_"), ...)

Arguments

x

A spark_connection, ml_pipeline, or a tbl_spark.

input_col

The name of the input column.

output_col

The name of the output column.

drop_last

Whether to drop the last category. Defaults to TRUE.

uid

A character string used to uniquely identify the feature transformer.

...

Optional arguments; currently unused.

Value

The object returned depends on the class of x.

  • spark_connection: When x is a spark_connection, the function returns a ml_transformer, a ml_estimator, or one of their subclasses. The object contains a pointer to a Spark Transformer or Estimator object and can be used to compose Pipeline objects.

  • ml_pipeline: When x is a ml_pipeline, the function returns a ml_pipeline with the transformer or estimator appended to the pipeline.

  • tbl_spark: When x is a tbl_spark, a transformer is constructed then immediately applied to the input tbl_spark, returning a tbl_spark

See also