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03-13-2011 05:17 PM

Hi,

I have a data set which has its characteristics (cluster, Strat,...) and each has proporation. how can select from another data set data has the same characteristics same as the first one?

I have a data set which has its characteristics (cluster, Strat,...) and each has proporation. how can select from another data set data has the same characteristics same as the first one?

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08-14-2017
03:16 PM

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Posted in reply to Mohamed

08-14-2017 03:15 PM

In general, this would not typically be a concern of a data mining problem since the methods and software are intended for large data sets. Sampling can be helpful when resources or limited or when the distributions in the data are not reflective of the population, but the goal is to have your training/validation/test sample be as representative as possible.

If you are sampling, however, one approach would be to cluster the first data set, score the second data set using the cluster solution obtained on the first, and then sample proportionally from the second data set based on the distribution of clusters in the first data set. You might consider stratifying on certain grouping variables (e.g. gender, location, etc...) to make the distribution as balanced as possible.

I hope this helps!

Doug

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Posted in reply to Mohamed

08-14-2017 03:15 PM

In general, this would not typically be a concern of a data mining problem since the methods and software are intended for large data sets. Sampling can be helpful when resources or limited or when the distributions in the data are not reflective of the population, but the goal is to have your training/validation/test sample be as representative as possible.

If you are sampling, however, one approach would be to cluster the first data set, score the second data set using the cluster solution obtained on the first, and then sample proportionally from the second data set based on the distribution of clusters in the first data set. You might consider stratifying on certain grouping variables (e.g. gender, location, etc...) to make the distribution as balanced as possible.

I hope this helps!

Doug