clarite.modify.make_categorical

clarite.modify.make_categorical(data:pandas.core.frame.DataFrame, skip:Union[str, List[str], NoneType]=None, only:Union[str, List[str], NoneType]=None)

Set variable types as Categorical

Converts the type to pd.Categorical

Parameters
data: pd.DataFrame or pd.Series

Data to be processed

skip: str, list or None (default is None)

List of variables that should not be made categorical

only: str, list or None (default is None)

List of variables that are the only ones to be made categorical

Returns
data: pd.DataFrame

DataFrame with the same data but validated and converted to categorical types

Examples

>>> import clarite
>>> df = clarite.modify.make_categorical(df)
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Running make_categorical
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Set 12 of 12 variable(s) as categorical, each with 4,321 observations