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"Problem Writing a Performance Vector Report to Excel"

xcrxcr Member Posts: 1 Contributor I
edited June 2019 in Help

I am pretty new to RapidMiner, so probably I just misunderstand the "Report" operator in combination with the "Performance Vector". I searched the forum but currently no success, even if I think it MUST have been discussed somewhere else.

My problem is the following: I am playing around using a DT to create some rules and then test it on some test data. However, trying to write the performance results to an Excel file does not work properly.

<?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="C:\Users\staender.TK\Desktop\testResult"/>
   <process expanded="true" height="487" width="1118">
     <operator activated="true" class="retrieve" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="60" name="Retrieve" width="90" x="179" y="30">
       <parameter key="repository_entry" value="//Samples/data/Golf"/>
     <operator activated="true" class="x_validation" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="112" name="Validation" width="90" x="313" y="30">
       <parameter key="number_of_validations" value="2"/>
       <process expanded="true" height="463" width="529">
         <operator activated="true" class="decision_tree" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Decision Tree" width="90" x="224" y="30"/>
         <connect from_port="training" to_op="Decision Tree" to_port="training set"/>
         <connect from_op="Decision Tree" from_port="model" to_port="model"/>
         <portSpacing port="source_training" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="sink_model" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="sink_through 1" spacing="0"/>
       <process expanded="true" height="463" width="529">
         <operator activated="true" class="apply_model" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Apply Model" width="90" x="45" y="30">
           <list key="application_parameters"/>
         <operator activated="true" class="performance_classification" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Performance" width="90" x="186" y="29">
           <parameter key="classification_error" value="true"/>
           <list key="class_weights"/>
         <connect from_port="model" to_op="Apply Model" to_port="model"/>
         <connect from_port="test set" to_op="Apply Model" to_port="unlabelled data"/>
         <connect from_op="Apply Model" from_port="labelled data" to_op="Performance" to_port="labelled data"/>
         <connect from_op="Performance" from_port="performance" to_port="averagable 1"/>
         <portSpacing port="source_model" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="source_test set" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="source_through 1" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="sink_averagable 1" spacing="0"/>
         <portSpacing port="sink_averagable 2" spacing="0"/>
     <operator activated="true" class="reporting:generate_report" compatibility="5.2.000" expanded="true" height="76" name="Generate Report" width="90" x="514" y="30">
       <parameter key="report_name" value="TreeTest"/>
       <parameter key="format" value="Excel"/>
       <parameter key="html_output_directory" value="C:\temp"/>
       <parameter key="pdf_output_file" value="C:\temp\test.pdf"/>
       <parameter key="excel_output_file" value="c:\temp\extest.xls"/>
       <parameter key="pdf_template_file" value="C:\Program Files\Rapid-I\RapidMiner5\no file selected"/>
       <parameter key="image_template_file" value="C:\Program Files\Rapid-I\RapidMiner5\no file selected"/>
       <parameter key="set_background_color" value="true"/>
       <parameter key="section_one_font" value="courier"/>
       <parameter key="section_two_font" value="courier"/>
       <parameter key="section_three_font" value="courier"/>
       <parameter key="section_four_font" value="courier"/>
       <parameter key="section_five_font" value="courier"/>
       <parameter key="text_content_font" value="courier"/>
     <operator activated="true" class="reporting:report" compatibility="5.2.000" expanded="true" height="60" name="Report" width="90" x="855" y="30">
       <parameter key="report_name" value="TreeTest"/>
       <parameter key="report_item_header" value="Report - Performance Vector"/>
       <parameter key="specified" value="true"/>
       <parameter key="reportable_type" value="Performance Vector"/>
       <parameter key="renderer_name" value="Table / Plot View"/>
       <list key="parameters"/>
     <connect from_op="Retrieve" from_port="output" to_op="Validation" to_port="training"/>
     <connect from_op="Validation" from_port="averagable 1" to_op="Generate Report" to_port="through 1"/>
     <connect from_op="Generate Report" from_port="through 1" to_op="Report" to_port="reportable in"/>
     <connect from_op="Report" from_port="reportable out" 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"/>
This sample produces an Excel file with two cells:
Report - Performance Vector
yes:    4    7
Thats all. Exporting to PDF shows accuracy, confusion matrix etc:
Report - Performance Vector
accuracy: 57.14% +/- 14.29% (mikro: 57.14%)
True: no yes
no: 1 2
yes: 4 7
Is this a bug or just a misunderstanding by me?

Thank's in advance,


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

    if you don't need a pretty report, but just the performance values, you should simply use the Log operator, then Log to Data and Write Excel.
    The next release of RapidMiner (probably out next week, but no promises) will even feature a Performance to Data operator, which will convert the performance vector to an example set, which can then directly be written to an excel file.

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