The "clip" function is a data manipulation operation used to limit or "clip" the values in a dataset or a specific column within a given range.
It takes two arguments: a lower bound(threshold) and an upper bound(threshold). When applied, the function replaces any value that falls outside the specified range with the closest boundary value.
Here's an example of using the clip function on a numerical column in a dataset:
Suppose you want to clip the values in column A within the range of 5 to 20. After applying the clip function, you'll get:
In this example, the clip function replaced the value 2 with the lower bound 5 and the value 25 with the upper bound 20, while leaving the other values unchanged.
In Octai, you can use built-in functions or operations to apply the clip function to your data. This function can be particularly useful when you need to preprocess your data before performing further analysis or when you want to eliminate outliers that might skew your results.
Updated 5 months ago