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Statistics Spotlight: One Hot Dummy
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Statistics Spotlight: One Hot Dummy

The deal with decoding categorical data

Publication:
Quality Progress
Date:
July 2024
Issue:
Volume 57 Issue 7
Pages:
pp. 48-51
Author(s):
Seaman, Christopher A., Allen, I. Elaine, Seaman, Julia E.
Organization(s):
University of California, San Francisco, University of California, San Francisco, Bay View Analytics, Oakland, CA.

Abstract

In everyday analysis, often we come across categorical data such as color, region or any other method of grouping observations together. One-hot encoding is a straightforward method to turn these categories into numbers that a computer can understand.

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