order of class names in confusion matrix

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order of class names in confusion matrix

Hello fellow data analysts,


I was wondering if I can change the order of classes in a confusion matrix. For instance, I have five classes, which I want them to appear in conf matrix in the following order: Good, Satisfactory, Fair, Poor, Very Poor (i e their order matters). But now they are sorted this way: Very Poor, Fair, Satisfactory, Poor, Good. Based on what rationale rapidminer sorts the labels like this? Obviously, it is not alphabetical. PS the type of label attribute is "polynomial."



Thank you in advance,


Re: order of class names in confusion matrix



RapidMiner maps Polynomial data types to integers in the background. This is in many cases not noteworthy for a user. I would argue in your case it might be. Your case is maybe a bit different.


One could try to do Sort + Append with only one input. This usually forces a remapping of all indices. But that would yield to an alphabetically sorted confusion matrix.




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Re: order of class names in confusion matrix

You could rename your categories with an integer preceding the actual name reflecting the order that you want, and then use @mschmitz 's sorting suggestion after that.  This is the only reliable way I have found for getting attributes with many nominal categories to appear in the order that I want in using RapidMiner.  It's a bit frustrating to do it that way but it will work.



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