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Entity Normalization Preserves Types of Copy & Additional Variables #25

merged 6 commits into from Oct 31, 2017


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This fixes a bug where variables with specific types (that are different from what would ordinarily be inferred) don't have their types carried over to a new entity upon normalization.

Say you have an entity with an Ordinal variable that is a numeric dtype under the hood, so the dataframe looks like {'ordered_values': [1,2,3]}. Then you normalize out an entity, flagging that variable to move or copy:

es.normalize_entity(base_entity, new_entity, additional_vars=['ordered_values'])
es.normalize_entity(base_entity, new_entity, copy_vars=['ordered_values'])

Before this fix, the ordered_values variable type in new_entity would be Numeric instead of Ordinal.

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kmax12 commented Oct 31, 2017

looks good to me

@kmax12 kmax12 merged commit edff572 into master Oct 31, 2017
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Merging #25 into master will increase coverage by 0.03%.
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@kmax12 kmax12 deleted the copy-types-normalization branch December 20, 2017 16:31
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