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Role of variable

Hi

 

I was wondering what is the difference in SAS Miner between the prediction and target role. Do I need to pick prediction if my target is numeric continuous and target if it is binary? 

 

Thanks

 

Nicolas


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‎06-20-2018 04:54 AM
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Re: Role of variable

You should use role of Target for your observed (actual) target, whether it is numeric or character.  The Prediction role is typically automatically assigned by EM to the variable representing the predicted target from the model (P_target, e.g.).  One time when you would assign this role to a variable is if you were using the Model Import node to import predictions from a model.

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‎06-20-2018 04:54 AM
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Re: Role of variable

You should use role of Target for your observed (actual) target, whether it is numeric or character.  The Prediction role is typically automatically assigned by EM to the variable representing the predicted target from the model (P_target, e.g.).  One time when you would assign this role to a variable is if you were using the Model Import node to import predictions from a model.

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