ImputeKnn {DescTools} | R Documentation |
Function that fills in all NA values using the k Nearest Neighbours of each case with NA values. By default it uses the values of the neighbours and obtains an weighted (by the distance to the case) average of their values to fill in the unknows. If meth='median' it uses the median/most frequent value, instead.
ImputeKnn(data, k = 10, scale = TRUE, meth = "weighAvg", distData = NULL)
data |
A data frame with the data set |
k |
The number of nearest neighbours to use (defaults to 10) |
scale |
Boolean setting if the data should be scale before finding the nearest neighbours (defaults to TRUE) |
meth |
String indicating the method used to calculate the value to fill in each NA. Available values are 'median' or 'weighAvg' (the default). |
distData |
Optionally you may sepecify here a data frame containing the data set
that should be used to find the neighbours. This is usefull when
filling in NA values on a test set, where you should use only
information from the training set. This defaults to NULL, which means
that the neighbours will be searched in |
This function uses the k-nearest neighbours to fill in the unknown (NA) values in a data set. For each case with any NA value it will search for its k most similar cases and use the values of these cases to fill in the unknowns.
If meth='median'
the function will use either the median (in
case of numeric variables) or the most frequent value (in case of
factors), of the neighbours to fill in the NAs. If
meth='weighAvg'
the function will use a weighted average of the
values of the neighbours. The weights are given by exp(-dist(k,x)
where dist(k,x)
is the euclidean distance between the case with
NAs (x) and the neighbour k.
A data frame without NA values
Luis Torgo ltorgo@dcc.fc.up.pt
Torgo, L. (2010) Data Mining using R: learning with case studies, CRC Press (ISBN: 9781439810187).
cleanPizza <- ImputeKnn(d.pizza[, -2]) # no dates allowed
summary(cleanPizza)