normalizecollabels

Purpose

Removes duplicate keys from a categorical variable and consolidates removed keys into a common key.

Format

x_meta = normalizecollabels()
Parameters
  • x – data.

  • columns (Mx1 scalar or string) – The names or indices of the date columns in X to normalize.

Returns

x_norm (NxK dataframe) – Data with normalized categorical variables

Remarks

The normalizecollabels() procedure is useful when cleaning and merging categorical variables.