Time: mixed unit (hours & minutes)

PulpitoPulpito Member Posts: 2 Newbie
I am cleaning a dataset before training it.
I have a time attribute which contains data with mixed units in nominal type: e.g. 2 hours, 45 minutes, 1.5 hours.
How can I standardize the unit preferably in numerical form? (e.g. 1.5 hours into simply 90; and 45 minutes into just 45).



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    jwpfaujwpfau Employee, Member Posts: 277 RM Engineering
    edited July 2021

    not beautiful, but something like this would work:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><process version="9.9.002">
      <operator activated="true" class="process" compatibility="9.9.002" expanded="true" name="Process">
        <parameter key="logverbosity" value="init"/>
        <parameter key="random_seed" value="2001"/>
        <parameter key="send_mail" value="never"/>
        <parameter key="notification_email" value=""/>
        <parameter key="process_duration_for_mail" value="30"/>
        <parameter key="encoding" value="SYSTEM"/>
        <process expanded="true">
          <operator activated="true" class="utility:create_exampleset" compatibility="9.9.002" expanded="true" height="68" name="Create ExampleSet" width="90" x="45" y="34">
            <parameter key="generator_type" value="comma separated text"/>
            <parameter key="number_of_examples" value="100"/>
            <parameter key="use_stepsize" value="false"/>
            <list key="function_descriptions"/>
            <parameter key="add_id_attribute" value="false"/>
            <list key="numeric_series_configuration"/>
            <list key="date_series_configuration"/>
            <list key="date_series_configuration (interval)"/>
            <parameter key="date_format" value="yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss"/>
            <parameter key="time_zone" value="SYSTEM"/>
            <parameter key="input_csv_text" value="duration&#10;2 hours, 45 minutes&#10;3 hours&#10;3 minutes&#10;1 hour&#10;1 minute&#10;1 hour, 1 minute&#10;0 hours, 5 minutes"/>
            <parameter key="column_separator" value=";"/>
            <parameter key="parse_all_as_nominal" value="false"/>
            <parameter key="decimal_point_character" value="."/>
            <parameter key="trim_attribute_names" value="true"/>
          <operator activated="true" class="generate_attributes" compatibility="9.9.002" expanded="true" height="82" name="Generate Attributes" width="90" x="179" y="34">
            <list key="function_descriptions">
              <parameter key="minutes" value="eval(replaceAll(replaceAll(replaceAll(replaceAll(duration, &quot;,&quot;, &quot;+&quot;), &quot;hour[s]?&quot;, &quot;*60&quot;), &quot;minute[s]?&quot;, &quot;&quot;), &quot; &quot;, &quot;&quot;), REAL)"/>
            <parameter key="keep_all" value="true"/>
          <connect from_op="Create ExampleSet" from_port="output" to_op="Generate Attributes" to_port="example set input"/>
          <connect from_op="Generate Attributes" from_port="example set output" 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"/>

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    PulpitoPulpito Member Posts: 2 Newbie
    Thanks Jonas,
    I am impressed with your technical knowledge.

    But, I am a beginner and probably would need a simple solution.
    At this stage of my experience, I still cannot associate any coding with RapidMiner.

    Maybe, I should clean the file outside of RapidMiner.
    Thanks a lot for your detailed solution.


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