sklearn.compose
.ColumnTransformer¶

class
sklearn.compose.
ColumnTransformer
(transformers, remainder='drop', sparse_threshold=0.3, n_jobs=None, transformer_weights=None, verbose=False)[source]¶ Applies transformers to columns of an array or pandas DataFrame.
This estimator allows different columns or column subsets of the input to be transformed separately and the features generated by each transformer will be concatenated to form a single feature space. This is useful for heterogeneous or columnar data, to combine several feature extraction mechanisms or transformations into a single transformer.
Read more in the User Guide.
New in version 0.20.
 Parameters
 transformerslist of tuples
List of (name, transformer, column(s)) tuples specifying the transformer objects to be applied to subsets of the data.
 namestring
Like in Pipeline and FeatureUnion, this allows the transformer and its parameters to be set using
set_params
and searched in grid search. transformerestimator or {‘passthrough’, ‘drop’}
Estimator must support fit and transform. Specialcased strings ‘drop’ and ‘passthrough’ are accepted as well, to indicate to drop the columns or to pass them through untransformed, respectively.
 column(s)string or int, arraylike of string or int, slice, boolean mask array or callable
Indexes the data on its second axis. Integers are interpreted as positional columns, while strings can reference DataFrame columns by name. A scalar string or int should be used where
transformer
expects X to be a 1d arraylike (vector), otherwise a 2d array will be passed to the transformer. A callable is passed the input dataX
and can return any of the above. To select multiple columns by name or dtype, you can usemake_column_transformer
.
 remainder{‘drop’, ‘passthrough’} or estimator, default ‘drop’
By default, only the specified columns in
transformers
are transformed and combined in the output, and the nonspecified columns are dropped. (default of'drop'
). By specifyingremainder='passthrough'
, all remaining columns that were not specified intransformers
will be automatically passed through. This subset of columns is concatenated with the output of the transformers. By settingremainder
to be an estimator, the remaining nonspecified columns will use theremainder
estimator. The estimator must support fit and transform. Note that using this feature requires that the DataFrame columns input at fit and transform have identical order. sparse_thresholdfloat, default = 0.3
If the output of the different transformers contains sparse matrices, these will be stacked as a sparse matrix if the overall density is lower than this value. Use
sparse_threshold=0
to always return dense. When the transformed output consists of all dense data, the stacked result will be dense, and this keyword will be ignored. n_jobsint or None, optional (default=None)
Number of jobs to run in parallel.
None
means 1 unless in ajoblib.parallel_backend
context.1
means using all processors. See Glossary for more details. transformer_weightsdict, optional
Multiplicative weights for features per transformer. The output of the transformer is multiplied by these weights. Keys are transformer names, values the weights.
 verboseboolean, optional(default=False)
If True, the time elapsed while fitting each transformer will be printed as it is completed.
 Attributes
 transformers_list
The collection of fitted transformers as tuples of (name, fitted_transformer, column).
fitted_transformer
can be an estimator, ‘drop’, or ‘passthrough’. In case there were no columns selected, this will be the unfitted transformer. If there are remaining columns, the final element is a tuple of the form: (‘remainder’, transformer, remaining_columns) corresponding to theremainder
parameter. If there are remaining columns, thenlen(transformers_)==len(transformers)+1
, otherwiselen(transformers_)==len(transformers)
.named_transformers_
Bunch object, a dictionary with attribute accessAccess the fitted transformer by name.
 sparse_output_boolean
Boolean flag indicating wether the output of
transform
is a sparse matrix or a dense numpy array, which depends on the output of the individual transformers and thesparse_threshold
keyword.
See also
sklearn.compose.make_column_transformer
convenience function for combining the outputs of multiple transformer objects applied to column subsets of the original feature space.
sklearn.compose.make_column_selector
convenience function for selecting columns based on datatype or the columns name with a regex pattern.
Notes
The order of the columns in the transformed feature matrix follows the order of how the columns are specified in the
transformers
list. Columns of the original feature matrix that are not specified are dropped from the resulting transformed feature matrix, unless specified in thepassthrough
keyword. Those columns specified withpassthrough
are added at the right to the output of the transformers.Examples
>>> import numpy as np >>> from sklearn.compose import ColumnTransformer >>> from sklearn.preprocessing import Normalizer >>> ct = ColumnTransformer( ... [("norm1", Normalizer(norm='l1'), [0, 1]), ... ("norm2", Normalizer(norm='l1'), slice(2, 4))]) >>> X = np.array([[0., 1., 2., 2.], ... [1., 1., 0., 1.]]) >>> # Normalizer scales each row of X to unit norm. A separate scaling >>> # is applied for the two first and two last elements of each >>> # row independently. >>> ct.fit_transform(X) array([[0. , 1. , 0.5, 0.5], [0.5, 0.5, 0. , 1. ]])
Methods
fit
(self, X[, y])Fit all transformers using X.
fit_transform
(self, X[, y])Fit all transformers, transform the data and concatenate results.
get_feature_names
(self)Get feature names from all transformers.
get_params
(self[, deep])Get parameters for this estimator.
set_params
(self, \*\*kwargs)Set the parameters of this estimator.
transform
(self, X)Transform X separately by each transformer, concatenate results.

__init__
(self, transformers, remainder='drop', sparse_threshold=0.3, n_jobs=None, transformer_weights=None, verbose=False)[source]¶ Initialize self. See help(type(self)) for accurate signature.

fit
(self, X, y=None)[source]¶ Fit all transformers using X.
 Parameters
 Xarraylike or DataFrame of shape [n_samples, n_features]
Input data, of which specified subsets are used to fit the transformers.
 yarraylike, shape (n_samples, …), optional
Targets for supervised learning.
 Returns
 selfColumnTransformer
This estimator

fit_transform
(self, X, y=None)[source]¶ Fit all transformers, transform the data and concatenate results.
 Parameters
 Xarraylike or DataFrame of shape [n_samples, n_features]
Input data, of which specified subsets are used to fit the transformers.
 yarraylike, shape (n_samples, …), optional
Targets for supervised learning.
 Returns
 X_tarraylike or sparse matrix, shape (n_samples, sum_n_components)
hstack of results of transformers. sum_n_components is the sum of n_components (output dimension) over transformers. If any result is a sparse matrix, everything will be converted to sparse matrices.

get_feature_names
(self)[source]¶ Get feature names from all transformers.
 Returns
 feature_nameslist of strings
Names of the features produced by transform.

get_params
(self, deep=True)[source]¶ Get parameters for this estimator.
 Parameters
 deepboolean, optional
If True, will return the parameters for this estimator and contained subobjects that are estimators.
 Returns
 paramsmapping of string to any
Parameter names mapped to their values.

property
named_transformers_
¶ Access the fitted transformer by name.
Readonly attribute to access any transformer by given name. Keys are transformer names and values are the fitted transformer objects.

set_params
(self, **kwargs)[source]¶ Set the parameters of this estimator.
Valid parameter keys can be listed with
get_params()
. Returns
 self

transform
(self, X)[source]¶ Transform X separately by each transformer, concatenate results.
 Parameters
 Xarraylike or DataFrame of shape [n_samples, n_features]
The data to be transformed by subset.
 Returns
 X_tarraylike or sparse matrix, shape (n_samples, sum_n_components)
hstack of results of transformers. sum_n_components is the sum of n_components (output dimension) over transformers. If any result is a sparse matrix, everything will be converted to sparse matrices.