- You are working as a data scientist for a healthcare company and are creating a machine learning model to predict fraud, waste, and abuse across the company's claims. One of the features of this model is the number of times a particular drug has been prescribed, to the same patient of the claim, in a period of 2 years. Which type of feature is this?
a, The feature is counting the number of times that a particular drug has been prescribed. Individual and countable items are classified as discrete data.
- You are building a ML model for an educational group that owns schools and universities across the globe. Your model aims to predict how likely a particular student is to leave his/her studies. Many factors may contribute to school dropout, but one of your features is the current academic stage of each student: preschool, elementary school, middle school, or high school. Which type of feature is this?