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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 single-antecedent Association Rules

In this recipe we will identify and select variables to include as model inputs using the Apriori Association Rules node. We will select the top 24 predictors based on Association Rules variable selection. We will use the same KDD Cup 1998 data set, but this version of the data was prepared with the stream Recipe - variable selection apriori data prep.str to create quintile versions of continuous variables. The target variable is the top quintile in donation amounts, TARGET_D between $20 and $200.

Getting ready

This recipe uses the datafile cup98lrn_reduced_vars3_apriori.sav and the stream Recipe - variable selection apriori.str.

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