remove_percentile_outlier {dataPreparation}R Documentation

Percentile outlier filtering

Description

Remove outliers based on percentiles.
Only values within nth and 100 - nth percentiles are kept.

Usage

remove_percentile_outlier(
  data_set,
  cols = "auto",
  percentile = 1,
  verbose = TRUE
)

Arguments

data_set

Matrix, data.frame or data.table

cols

List of numeric column(s) name(s) of data_set to transform. To transform all numeric columns, set it to "auto". (character, default to "auto")

percentile

percentiles to filter (numeric, default to 1)

verbose

Should the algorithm talk? (logical, default to TRUE)

Details

Filtering is made column by column, meaning that extrem values from first element of cols are removed, then extrem values from second element of cols are removed, ...
So if filtering is perfomed on too many column, there ia high risk that a lot of rows will be dropped.

Value

Same dataset with less rows, edited by reference.
If you don't want to edit by reference please provide set data_set = copy(data_set).

Examples

# Given
library(data.table)
data_set <- data.table(num_col = seq_len(100))

# When
data_set <- remove_percentile_outlier(data_set, cols = "auto", percentile = 1, verbose = TRUE)

# Then extrem value is no longer in set
1 %in% data_set[["num_col"]] # Is false
2 %in% data_set[["num_col"]] # Is true

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