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IBM SPSS Modeler Cookbook by Scott Mutchler, Tom Khabaza, Meta S. Brown, Dean Abbott, Keith McCormick

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Selecting variables using the Means node

In this recipe we will identify and select variables to include as model inputs using the Means node.

Getting ready

This recipe uses the datafile cup98lrn_reduced_vars3.sav and the stream recipe_variableselection_means.str.

You will need a copy of Microsoft Excel to visualize the list of rules (optional).

How to do it...

To identify and select variables to include as model inputs using the Means node:

  1. Open the stream variableselection_means.str by navigating File | Open Stream.
  2. Make sure the datafile points to the correct path to the file cup98lrn_reduced_vars3.sav.
  3. Open the Means node to look at the options. Note that the grouping variable is our target variable TARGET_B, and the test fields are all the continuous ...

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