Category Archives for "Feature Encoding Techniques"

Categorical Feature Encoding in SAS (Bayesian Encoders)

What is Bayesian Encoding? Bayesian Encoding is a type of encoding that takes into account intra-category variation and the target mean when encoding categorical variables. It is a type of targeted encoding that comes with several advantages. For example, Bayesian Encoding requires minimal effort compared to other encoding methods. In this blog post, we talk […]

5 Categorical Feature Encoding Techniques in SAS

What is Categorical Feature Encoding? Categorical variables are usually represented as strings in limited numbers while categorical feature encoding is the process of converting data into a format understandable by machine learning models. The performance of machine models depends on several factors. One factor that determines performance of the models are the methods used to […]