GC Overhead limit for Decision Tree

aryan_hosseinzaaryan_hosseinza Member Posts: 74 Contributor II
edited November 2018 in Help
Hi everybody,
I've got a dataset with 580,000 instances and about 15 nominal features (except for the label which binominal) ,
when I run the process below , it gives me an error which says that GC over head limit (and a large error which says it's not possible to clone sampleset etc.)
is this usual in rapid miner ? or there's something wrong ?

Note : I should note that I have 6 Giga Bytes of memory available for rapidminer , and I guess the problem is with bagging , as it stops running when it reaches the 6th decision tree, but I don't know how to fix it

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<process version="5.2.008">
 <operator activated="true" class="process" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" name="Process">
   <process expanded="true" height="611" width="1016">
     <operator activated="true" class="retrieve" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="60" name="Retrieve" width="90" x="45" y="210">
       <parameter key="repository_entry" value="descritized_GI_FROM_MI50"/>
     <operator activated="true" class="set_role" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Set Role (2)" width="90" x="246" y="210">
       <parameter key="name" value="event"/>
       <parameter key="target_role" value="label"/>
       <list key="set_additional_roles"/>
     <operator activated="false" class="retrieve" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="60" name="Retrieve (2)" width="90" x="45" y="480">
       <parameter key="repository_entry" value="MI_67"/>
     <operator activated="false" class="discretize_by_bins" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="94" name="Discretize" width="90" x="246" y="30">
       <parameter key="attribute_filter_type" value="single"/>
       <parameter key="attribute" value="age"/>
       <parameter key="number_of_bins" value="5"/>
       <parameter key="range_name_type" value="short"/>
     <operator activated="true" class="sample_stratified" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Sample (2)" width="90" x="380" y="210">
       <parameter key="sample" value="relative"/>
     <operator activated="true" class="numerical_to_polynominal" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Numerical to Polynominal" width="90" x="514" y="210"/>
     <operator activated="false" class="select_attributes" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Select Attributes (3)" width="90" x="514" y="480">
       <parameter key="attribute_filter_type" value="subset"/>
       <parameter key="attributes" value="event|age|d_04173|day_30_readmits|i_9985|los|num_diags|num_drugs|num_procs|p_14|prev_readmissions||sex"/>
     <operator activated="true" class="x_validation" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="112" name="Validation (2)" width="90" x="782" y="210">
       <process expanded="true" height="836" width="2399">
         <operator activated="false" class="naive_bayes_kernel" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Naive Bayes (Kernel)" width="90" x="514" y="30">
           <parameter key="laplace_correction" value="false"/>
           <parameter key="estimation_mode" value="full"/>
           <parameter key="bandwidth_selection" value="fix"/>
           <parameter key="bandwidth" value="0.6"/>
         <operator activated="true" class="bagging" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Bagging" width="90" x="581" y="210">
           <parameter key="sample_ratio" value="0.4"/>
           <parameter key="iterations" value="40"/>
           <parameter key="average_confidences" value="false"/>
           <process expanded="true" height="677" width="1037">
             <operator activated="true" class="decision_tree" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Decision Tree (2)" width="90" x="459" y="201">
               <parameter key="criterion" value="gini_index"/>
               <parameter key="minimal_size_for_split" value="320"/>
               <parameter key="minimal_leaf_size" value="160"/>
               <parameter key="maximal_depth" value="10"/>
               <parameter key="confidence" value="0.1"/>
               <parameter key="number_of_prepruning_alternatives" value="10"/>
               <parameter key="no_pre_pruning" value="true"/>
             <connect from_port="training set" to_op="Decision Tree (2)" to_port="training set"/>
             <connect from_op="Decision Tree (2)" from_port="model" to_port="model"/>
             <portSpacing port="source_training set" spacing="0"/>
             <portSpacing port="sink_model" spacing="0"/>
         <operator activated="false" class="decision_tree" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Decision Tree" width="90" x="380" y="390"/>
         <connect from_port="training" to_op="Bagging" to_port="training set"/>
         <connect from_op="Bagging" 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="682" width="502">
         <operator activated="true" class="apply_model" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Apply Model" width="90" x="112" y="30">
           <list key="application_parameters"/>
         <operator activated="true" class="performance_binominal_classification" compatibility="5.2.008" expanded="true" height="76" name="Performance" width="90" x="313" y="30">
           <parameter key="accuracy" value="false"/>
           <parameter key="AUC" value="true"/>
           <parameter key="f_measure" value="true"/>
         <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"/>
     <connect from_op="Retrieve" from_port="output" to_op="Set Role (2)" to_port="example set input"/>
     <connect from_op="Set Role (2)" from_port="example set output" to_op="Sample (2)" to_port="example set input"/>
     <connect from_op="Sample (2)" from_port="example set output" to_op="Numerical to Polynominal" to_port="example set input"/>
     <connect from_op="Numerical to Polynominal" from_port="example set output" to_op="Validation (2)" to_port="training"/>
     <connect from_op="Validation (2)" from_port="model" to_port="result 2"/>
     <connect from_op="Validation (2)" from_port="averagable 1" 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"/>
     <portSpacing port="sink_result 3" spacing="0"/>


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

    you have 3 options:
    1. increase the amount of memory of your machine
    2. reduce the number of examples
    3. reduce the number of iterations for the bagging operator

    I would go for the last 2 options. 580.000 examples is quite a lot, I would apply a sampling beforehand. At the same time, 40 iterations for bagging is rather unusual, try to reduce to sth. around 10 and increase it gradually - probably you won't see a notable improvement beginning with a certain iteration count, because the learning curve reaches saturation.

    I suggest to use Loop Parameters in combination with the log operator to investigate the impact of the iteration count on the performance.

  • aryan_hosseinzaaryan_hosseinza Member Posts: 74 Contributor II
    But as you can see I am creating a DT model on 0.1 (first sampling) * 0.9(X-validation) * 0.4 (bagging) = 0.036 of the whole dataset (580,000*0.0036 = 20880) of instances , and It's not related to 40 rounds of bagging , as I said it stops at the 6th round before reaching the end of the bagging
  • MariusHelfMariusHelf RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 1,869 Unicorn
    Agreed, that should not be much of a problem. Then let's check your system setup: *should* you have 6GB available for RM, or do you really have them available? :)
    What does the System Monitor View in RapidMiner show? If you can't find it, you have to activate it via View->Show View->System Monitor.

  • aryan_hosseinzaaryan_hosseinza Member Posts: 74 Contributor II
    Actually, It has 6 Gig of Memory and I do the monitoring with jconsole in linux
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