7.00.02 - RandomSample - Aster Analytics

Teradata Aster® Analytics Foundation User GuideUpdate 2

Aster Analytics
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September 2017
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Programming Reference
User Guide
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English (United States)

The RandomSample function takes a data set and uses a specified sampling method to output one or more random samples. Each sample has exactly the number of rows specified.

The RandomSample function is useful for generating test sets, training sets, and initial centers for clustering algorithms.

In addition to the default basic sampling, in which each input table row has a probability of being selected that is proportional to its weight, this function provides two alternate methods, KMeans++ and KMeans||, which are designed for generating a set of initial seeds for the function KMeans.

This function does not work in an SSL-enabled cluster.