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ReadCSV not making progress.

BradJCoxBradJCox Member Posts: 2 Contributor I
edited November 2018 in Help
Thanks for the suggestion of increasing RAM to 4gb, RapidMiner's no longer hanging trying to read a ~600mb CSV file.

Problem now is its not making any progress after 4.5 hours. ActivityMonitor shows its no longer making context switches or making mach calls. GUI is responding, but that's about it. Only the Pause and Stop buttons are lit; the Go arrow's still greyed out. Screen bottom shows [1] Process 4:30:xx Read CSV 4:30:xx with time ticking over.

Something's got to be wrong. 600mb is just not that big and  my Java datacleaner produces it in less that a minute with neglibible RAM.

Most of all, how to get insight into what's going on. The GUI just isn't that illuminating.

Program's slightly changed from last time:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<process version="5.2.008">
  <operator activated="true" class="process" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" name="Process">
    <parameter key="resultfile" value="/Users/brad/Dropbox-Overflow/ASADataExpo2009/decisions"/>
    <parameter key="parallelize_main_process" value="true"/>
    <process expanded="true" height="161" width="631">
      <operator activated="true" class="read_csv" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="60" name="Read CSV" width="90" x="45" y="30">
        <parameter key="csv_file" value="/Users/brad/Dropbox-Overflow/ASADataExpo2009/2008.csv"/>
        <parameter key="column_separators" value=","/>
        <parameter key="trim_lines" value="true"/>
        <parameter key="use_quotes" value="false"/>
        <parameter key="skip_comments" value="true"/>
        <parameter key="first_row_as_names" value="false"/>
        <list key="annotations">
          <parameter key="0" value="Name"/>
        <parameter key="encoding" value="MacRoman"/>
        <list key="data_set_meta_data_information">
          <parameter key="0" value="Year.false.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="1" value="Month.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="2" value="DayofMonth.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="3" value="DayOfWeek.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="4" value="DepTime.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="5" value="CRSDepTime.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="6" value="ArrTime.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="7" value="CRSArrTime.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="8" value="UniqueCarrier.true.binominal.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="9" value="FlightNum.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="10" value="TailNum.false.polynominal.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="11" value="ActualElapsedTime.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="12" value="CRSElapsedTime.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="13" value="AirTime.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="14" value="ArrDelay.true.polynominal.label"/>
          <parameter key="15" value="DepDelay.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="16" value="Origin.true.polynominal.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="17" value="Dest.true.polynominal.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="18" value="Distance.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="19" value="TaxiIn.false.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="20" value="TaxiOut.false.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="21" value="Cancelled.true.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="22" value="CancellationCode.false.attribute_value.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="23" value="Diverted.false.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="24" value="CarrierDelay.false.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="25" value="WeatherDelay.false.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="26" value="NASDelay.false.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="27" value="SecurityDelay.false.integer.attribute"/>
          <parameter key="28" value="LateAircraftDelay.false.integer.attribute"/>
        <parameter key="read_not_matching_values_as_missings" value="false"/>
      <operator activated="true" class="sample" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Sample" width="90" x="179" y="30">
        <parameter key="sample_size" value="1000"/>
        <list key="sample_size_per_class"/>
        <list key="sample_ratio_per_class"/>
        <list key="sample_probability_per_class"/>
      <operator activated="true" class="nominal_to_numerical" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="94" name="Nominal to Numerical" width="90" x="313" y="30">
        <list key="comparison_groups"/>
      <operator activated="true" class="classification_by_regression" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Classification by Regression" width="90" x="447" y="30">
        <process expanded="true">
          <operator activated="true" class="support_vector_machine" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="112" name="SVM" width="90" x="514" y="30"/>
          <connect from_port="training set" to_op="SVM" to_port="training set"/>
          <connect from_op="SVM" from_port="model" to_port="model"/>
          <portSpacing port="source_training set" spacing="0"/>
          <portSpacing port="sink_model" spacing="0"/>
      <connect from_op="Read CSV" from_port="output" to_op="Sample" to_port="example set input"/>
      <connect from_op="Sample" from_port="example set output" to_op="Nominal to Numerical" to_port="example set input"/>
      <connect from_op="Nominal to Numerical" from_port="example set output" to_op="Classification by Regression" to_port="training set"/>
      <connect from_op="Classification by Regression" from_port="model" to_port="result 1"/>
      <portSpacing port="source_input 1" spacing="0"/>
      <portSpacing port="sink_result 1" spacing="0"/>
      <portSpacing port="sink_result 2" spacing="0"/>


  • MariusHelfMariusHelf RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 1,869   Unicorn
    Hm, honestly I have no idea what's going on. Do you have any log output? Did you start RM from the console, such that you have output there? Does RM still consume CPU?
    Did you have a breakpoint after Read CSV? That could cause RM to try to visualize the complete table, might be possible that this causes problems.

    Getting further insight apart from the logs is not possible with the precompiled version of RM. If you download the sources and run it from within eclipse in debug mode, there are means of getting more infos, but probably that's not exactly what you wanted to hear :)

    *Maybe* a further increase of the RAM may help.
    BTW, what happens if you split your data file and try to import only a small part of it? Does it work?

    If you keep getting problems with importing the CSV into RapidMiner, you could import the CSV directly into a SQL database, and then sample directly from the database. If your data is getting bigger, that's the way to go anyway. For MYSQL there is a one-line command to import a csv file directly into the database.

    Best, Marius
  • fritmorefritmore Member Posts: 90  Maven
    It happened to me too.

    1. restart RM

    If still no progress

    2. there is an inconsistency in your CSV formatting

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