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Creates a column containing a probability distribution either from
numeric columns or a single string column.
In case of numeric columns, one or more columns that contain
probability values can be picked. The probability values must be
non-negative and must sum up to 1.

In case of a string column, one single column can be selected. The
probability distribution of the string column produces a one-hot
encoding of the string column. In order to do this, the column must
have a valid domain, i.e., the possible values of the column must be known.
You can use a *Domain Calculator* to calculate these values if they
are not present. Each of the possible values will be treated as a separate class,
i.e., the number of distinct values in the string column will be the
number of classes in the created probability distribution. The
string value of a cell will have a probability of 1 whereby all the
other possible string values of the column will have a probability of 0. The
same output can be achieved by creating a probability distribution of the numeric
output columns of the *One to Many* node applied to the same string
column.

- Numeric Column Selection
- Move the columns that contain the probability values to the "Include" list.
- Allow probabilities that sum up to 1 imprecisely
- If enabled, the probabilities must not sum up to 1 precisely. This might be helpful if there are, e.g., some rounding errors in the probability values. A number of decimal digits can be specified that defines the precision as explained below.
- Precision (number of decimal digits)
- Defines the precision that the sum of the
probabilities must have by
restricting the number of decimal digits that must be precise.
The
sum
is accepted if
*abs(sum - 1) <= 10^(-precision)*, e.g., if the sum is 0.999, it is only accepted with a precision of <=2. The lower the specified number, the higher is the tolerance. - Invalid Probability Distribution Handling
- Specify how to treat invalid probabilities.
Invalid means, e.g.,
negative probabilities or probabilities that do
not sum up to 1 (with
respect to the specified precision). If
*Fail*is selected, the node will fail. Otherwise, the node just gives a warning and puts missing values in the output for the corresponding rows.

- String Column Selection
- A single string column can be picked from the dropdown menu.

- Output column name
- Specify the name of the created column.
- Remove included columns
- If selected, the included numeric columns or the picked string column will be removed from the output.
- Missing Value Handling
- Specify how to treat a missing value in one of the input columns. If
*Fail*is selected, the node will fail. If*Ignore*is selected, the node just gives a warning and puts missing values in the output for the corresponding rows. If*Treat as zero*is selected, the missing value will be treated as 0.

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