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Doing LinearRegression in a loop? [Solved]

cbwqcbwq Member Posts: 11 Contributor II
edited June 2019 in Help
Hi,

I'm having a problem trying to automate something across a dataset that works fine for subsets.

I want to generate linear regression gradients for the weekly sales of a bunch of products.  My input data is of the form:
Product, Week, Quantity
"Product 1", "2012-03-02", 34
"Product 1", "2012-03-09", 72
"Product 2", "2012-03-02", 91
"Product 2", "2012-03-09", 27
etc.

I want to generate a resultset that looks like:
Product, Trend_Gradient
Product 1, 39.2
Product 2, 15.2

I have it working well enough for a dataset that contains only the one product's sales data but can't figure out how to loop across the dataset with each loop containing all the entries for one product.  Essentially I want to apply the LinearRegression operator in an SQL "GROUP BY Product_ID" type of process.

Any tips?

This is the process I'm trying at the moment though something is wrong and it's probably the loop operator.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<process version="5.2.006">
 <context>
   <input/>
   <output/>
   <macros/>
 </context>
 <operator activated="true" class="process" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" name="Process">
   <process expanded="true" height="762" width="685">
     <operator activated="true" class="read_csv" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" height="60" name="Read CSV" width="90" x="45" y="30">
       <parameter key="csv_file" value="/home/user/Repots/SalesAllProducts/SalesByWeekAllProducts.csv"/>
       <parameter key="column_separators" value=","/>
       <parameter key="date_format" value="yyyy-MM-dd"/>
       <parameter key="first_row_as_names" value="false"/>
       <list key="annotations">
         <parameter key="0" value="Name"/>
       </list>
       <parameter key="encoding" value="UTF-8"/>
       <list key="data_set_meta_data_information">
         <parameter key="0" value="Product.true.polynominal.id"/>
         <parameter key="1" value="Date.true.date.attribute"/>
         <parameter key="2" value="Sold.true.numeric.label"/>
       </list>
     </operator>
     <operator activated="true" class="loop_values" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" height="94" name="Loop Values" width="90" x="246" y="75">
       <parameter key="attribute" value="Product"/>
       <process expanded="true" height="780" width="708">
         <operator activated="true" class="series:moving_average" compatibility="5.1.002" expanded="true" height="76" name="Moving Average" width="90" x="45" y="30">
           <parameter key="attribute_name" value="Sold"/>
           <parameter key="window_width" value="4"/>
           <parameter key="ignore_missings" value="true"/>
           <parameter key="keep_original_attribute" value="false"/>
         </operator>
         <operator activated="true" class="series:replace_missing_series_values" compatibility="5.1.002" expanded="true" height="76" name="Replace Missing Values" width="90" x="179" y="30">
           <parameter key="attribute_name" value="moving_average(Sold)"/>
           <parameter key="replacement" value="next value"/>
         </operator>
         <operator activated="true" class="rename" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" height="76" name="Rename" width="90" x="313" y="30">
           <parameter key="old_name" value="moving_average(Sold)"/>
           <parameter key="new_name" value="Sold"/>
           <list key="rename_additional_attributes"/>
         </operator>
         <operator activated="true" class="set_role" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" height="76" name="Set Role" width="90" x="447" y="30">
           <parameter key="name" value="Sold"/>
           <parameter key="target_role" value="label"/>
           <list key="set_additional_roles"/>
         </operator>
         <operator activated="true" class="linear_regression" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" height="94" name="Linear Regression" width="90" x="581" y="30"/>
         <connect from_port="example set" to_op="Moving Average" to_port="example set input"/>
         <connect from_op="Moving Average" from_port="example set output" to_op="Replace Missing Values" to_port="example set input"/>
         <connect from_op="Replace Missing Values" from_port="example set output" to_op="Rename" to_port="example set input"/>
         <connect from_op="Rename" from_port="example set output" to_op="Set Role" to_port="example set input"/>
         <connect from_op="Set Role" from_port="example set output" to_op="Linear Regression" to_port="training set"/>
         <connect from_op="Linear Regression" from_port="model" to_port="out 1"/>
         <connect from_op="Linear Regression" from_port="exampleSet" to_port="out 2"/>
         <portSpacing port="source_example set" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="sink_out 1" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="sink_out 2" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="sink_out 3" spacing="0"/>
       </process>
     </operator>
     <connect from_op="Read CSV" from_port="output" to_op="Loop Values" to_port="example set"/>
     <connect from_op="Loop Values" from_port="out 1" to_port="result 1"/>
     <connect from_op="Loop Values" from_port="out 2" to_port="result 2"/>
     <portSpacing port="source_input 1" spacing="0"/>
     <portSpacing port="sink_result 1" spacing="0"/>
     <portSpacing port="sink_result 2" spacing="0"/>
     <portSpacing port="sink_result 3" spacing="0"/>
   </process>
 </operator>
</process>

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    MariusHelfMariusHelf RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 1,869 Unicorn
    Hi,

    you are missing a Filter Examples operator in the loop. Please see the attached process for an example.

    Best, Marius
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
    <process version="5.2.006">
      <context>
        <input/>
        <output/>
        <macros/>
      </context>
      <operator activated="true" class="process" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" name="Process">
        <process expanded="true" height="762" width="685">
          <operator activated="true" class="generate_data" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" height="60" name="Generate Data" width="90" x="45" y="30">
            <parameter key="target_function" value="random classification"/>
          </operator>
          <operator activated="true" class="rename" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" height="76" name="Rename (2)" width="90" x="179" y="30">
            <parameter key="old_name" value="label"/>
            <parameter key="new_name" value="product"/>
            <list key="rename_additional_attributes"/>
          </operator>
          <operator activated="true" class="loop_values" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" height="94" name="Loop Values" width="90" x="313" y="30">
            <parameter key="attribute" value="label"/>
            <process expanded="true" height="780" width="882">
              <operator activated="true" class="filter_examples" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" height="76" name="Filter Examples" width="90" x="45" y="30">
                <parameter key="condition_class" value="attribute_value_filter"/>
                <parameter key="parameter_string" value="product=%{loop_value}"/>
              </operator>
              <operator activated="true" class="series:moving_average" compatibility="5.1.002" expanded="true" height="76" name="Moving Average" width="90" x="179" y="30">
                <parameter key="attribute_name" value="att1"/>
                <parameter key="window_width" value="4"/>
                <parameter key="ignore_missings" value="true"/>
                <parameter key="keep_original_attribute" value="false"/>
              </operator>
              <operator activated="true" class="series:replace_missing_series_values" compatibility="5.1.002" expanded="true" height="76" name="Replace Missing Values" width="90" x="313" y="30">
                <parameter key="attribute_name" value="moving_average(att1)"/>
                <parameter key="replacement" value="next value"/>
              </operator>
              <operator activated="true" class="rename" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" height="76" name="Rename" width="90" x="447" y="30">
                <parameter key="old_name" value="moving_average(att1)"/>
                <parameter key="new_name" value="att1"/>
                <list key="rename_additional_attributes"/>
              </operator>
              <operator activated="true" class="set_role" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" height="76" name="Set Role" width="90" x="581" y="30">
                <parameter key="name" value="att1"/>
                <parameter key="target_role" value="label"/>
                <list key="set_additional_roles"/>
              </operator>
              <operator activated="true" class="linear_regression" compatibility="5.2.006" expanded="true" height="94" name="Linear Regression" width="90" x="715" y="30"/>
              <connect from_port="example set" to_op="Filter Examples" to_port="example set input"/>
              <connect from_op="Filter Examples" from_port="example set output" to_op="Moving Average" to_port="example set input"/>
              <connect from_op="Moving Average" from_port="example set output" to_op="Replace Missing Values" to_port="example set input"/>
              <connect from_op="Replace Missing Values" from_port="example set output" to_op="Rename" to_port="example set input"/>
              <connect from_op="Rename" from_port="example set output" to_op="Set Role" to_port="example set input"/>
              <connect from_op="Set Role" from_port="example set output" to_op="Linear Regression" to_port="training set"/>
              <connect from_op="Linear Regression" from_port="model" to_port="out 1"/>
              <connect from_op="Linear Regression" from_port="exampleSet" to_port="out 2"/>
              <portSpacing port="source_example set" spacing="0"/>
              <portSpacing port="sink_out 1" spacing="0"/>
              <portSpacing port="sink_out 2" spacing="0"/>
              <portSpacing port="sink_out 3" spacing="0"/>
            </process>
          </operator>
          <connect from_op="Generate Data" from_port="output" to_op="Rename (2)" to_port="example set input"/>
          <connect from_op="Rename (2)" from_port="example set output" to_op="Loop Values" to_port="example set"/>
          <connect from_op="Loop Values" from_port="out 1" to_port="result 1"/>
          <connect from_op="Loop Values" from_port="out 2" to_port="result 2"/>
          <portSpacing port="source_input 1" spacing="0"/>
          <portSpacing port="sink_result 1" spacing="0"/>
          <portSpacing port="sink_result 2" spacing="0"/>
          <portSpacing port="sink_result 3" spacing="0"/>
        </process>
      </operator>
    </process>
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    cbwqcbwq Member Posts: 11 Contributor II
    Aah, thank you Marius.  That should do the trick.

    My Product ID is polynomial but other than that, your process is pretty straightforward to adapt.
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