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From Joseph Bradley <jos...@databricks.com>
Subject Re: Nominal Attribute
Date Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:39:23 GMT
There are plans...but not concrete ones yet:
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SPARK-8515
I agree categorical data handling is a pain point and that we need to
improve it!

On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 4:45 PM, Danil Kirsanov <danil.kirsanov@gmail.com>
wrote:

> NominalAttribute in MLib is used to represent categorical data internally.
> It is barely documented though and has a number of limitations: for
> example,
> it supports only integer and string data.
> Is there any current effort to expose it (and categorical data handling in
> general) to the users, or is it intended to be an internal MLib data
> representation only?
>
> Thank you,
> Danil
>
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