step_spatialsign is a specification of a recipe step that will convert numeric data into a projection on to a unit sphere.

step_spatialsign(
  recipe,
  ...,
  role = "predictor",
  na_rm = TRUE,
  trained = FALSE,
  columns = NULL,
  skip = FALSE,
  id = rand_id("spatialsign")
)

Arguments

recipe

A recipe object. The step will be added to the sequence of operations for this recipe.

...

One or more selector functions to choose which variables will be used for the normalization. See selections() for more details.

role

For model terms created by this step, what analysis role should they be assigned?

na_rm

A logical: should missing data be removed from the norm computation?

trained

A logical to indicate if the quantities for preprocessing have been estimated.

columns

A character string of variable names that will be populated (eventually) by the terms argument.

skip

A logical. Should the step be skipped when the recipe is baked by bake.recipe()? While all operations are baked when prep.recipe() is run, some operations may not be able to be conducted on new data (e.g. processing the outcome variable(s)). Care should be taken when using skip = TRUE as it may affect the computations for subsequent operations

id

A character string that is unique to this step to identify it.

Value

An updated version of recipe with the new step added to the sequence of existing steps (if any).

Details

The spatial sign transformation projects the variables onto a unit sphere and is related to global contrast normalization. The spatial sign of a vector w is w/norm(w).

The variables should be centered and scaled prior to the computations.

When you tidy() this step, a tibble with column terms (the columns that will be affected) is returned.

References

Serneels, S., De Nolf, E., and Van Espen, P. (2006). Spatial sign preprocessing: a simple way to impart moderate robustness to multivariate estimators. Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 46(3), 1402-1409.

Examples

library(modeldata)
data(biomass)

biomass_tr <- biomass[biomass$dataset == "Training",]
biomass_te <- biomass[biomass$dataset == "Testing",]

rec <- recipe(HHV ~ carbon + hydrogen + oxygen + nitrogen + sulfur,
              data = biomass_tr)

ss_trans <- rec %>%
  step_center(carbon, hydrogen) %>%
  step_scale(carbon, hydrogen) %>%
  step_spatialsign(carbon, hydrogen)

ss_obj <- prep(ss_trans, training = biomass_tr)

transformed_te <- bake(ss_obj, biomass_te)

plot(biomass_te$carbon, biomass_te$hydrogen)


plot(transformed_te$carbon, transformed_te$hydrogen)


tidy(ss_trans, number = 3)
#> # A tibble: 2 x 2
#>   terms    id               
#>   <chr>    <chr>            
#> 1 carbon   spatialsign_Geidk
#> 2 hydrogen spatialsign_Geidk
tidy(ss_obj, number = 3)
#> # A tibble: 2 x 2
#>   terms    id               
#>   <chr>    <chr>            
#> 1 carbon   spatialsign_Geidk
#> 2 hydrogen spatialsign_Geidk