Nomial2Binomial always throws OutOfMemory

bob123bob123 Member Posts: 2 Contributor I
edited November 2018 in Help

The data set I am working on almost 500k entries. It has about 500 entries each for about 1000 stock tickers. For each entry, the row contains a stock ticker symbol (like C or XIN) and a binomial 0,1.

So i am trying to generate frequent item sets using fpgrowth, but it complains that the ticker synbols are not binomial. So i try to run Nomial2Binomial on the data first. But it runs out of heap space quickly. So i increased the heap size to 3gb, It ran for alot longer, but in the end, it still threw a OutOfMemory exception because the heap space was exhausted.

So my question is there another way to do this? I just started using rapidminer yesterday so if I am missing something obvious, please point it out.



  • IngoRMIngoRM Administrator, Moderator, Employee, RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, Community Manager, RMResearcher, Member, University Professor Posts: 1,751 RM Founder

    I am not fully sure that I got you right but nevertheless: it seems that you have transactional data and want to transform it into basket data. For that purpose you could use a pivotization. There was a thread about that some days ago:,648.0.html

    If you want to apply Nominal2Binominal in memory (not in the database) on your data set, this would result in 500K * 1000 symbolds * 8 byte which are approx. 3.8 Gb raw data without any overhead. This is possible on a 64 bit machine with 8Gb+ memory, but certainly not on a 32 bit machine which only uses about 1.5 Gb for Java (no matter what you specify).

  • Legacy UserLegacy User Member Posts: 0 Newbie
    Thanks for the reply. Yes it seems like transforming the data into basket data would be helpful, but I cannot find the pivoting operator, Example2AttributePivoting,  you mention in the other thread

    I searched in the user guide, but could not find any mention of it. I am using Rapidminer 4.3
  • bob123bob123 Member Posts: 2 Contributor I
    SOrry I posted as guest
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