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1 dependent field - find most influential independent fields

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1 dependent field - find most influential independent fields

Hi

 

I have a dataset with 55 columns. I want to determine which of the columns can be used to determine the likely value of column A, they are a mix of character and numeric fields.

 

I am not sure which method to select/statistic to use. I have tried PROC CORR but this errors due to field type.

 

Any advice with this would be great.

 

Thanks

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Re: 1 dependent field - find most influential independent fields

Check PROC PLS, in its documentation, there is an example about variable's importance.

Or Check PROC HPGENSELECT,pick up the variable has the smallest P-value or the largest absolution parameter value.

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Re: 1 dependent field - find most influential independent fields

Thanks, I'll check those out

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