- Randomly partition points into test/train sets.
, point pattern
v.kcv map=name [layer=string] npartitions=integer [column=name] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]
- Print usage summary
- Verbose module output
- Quiet module output
- Force launching GUI dialog
- map=name [required]
- Name of vector map
- Or data source for direct OGR access
- Layer number or name
- Vector features can have category values in different layers. This number determines which layer to use. When used with direct OGR access this is the layer name.
- Default: 1
- npartitions=integer [required]
- Number of partitions
- Must be > 1
- Name for new column to which partition number is written
- Default: part
randomly divides a points lists into k
test/train data (for npartitions
Test partitions are mutually exclusive. That is, a point will appear in
only one test partition and k-1
The module generates a random point using the selected random number
generator and then finds the closest point to it. This site is removed
from the candidate list (meaning that it will not be selected for any
other test set) and saved in the first test partition file. This is
repeated until enough points have been selected for the test partition.
The number of points chosen for test partitions depends upon the number
of sites available and the number of partitions chosen (this number is
made as consistent as possible while ensuring that all sites will be
chosen for testing). This process of filling up a test partition is
An ideal random sites generator will follow a Poisson distribution and
will only be as random as the original sites. This module simply
divides vector points up in a random manner.
Be warned that random number generation occurs over the
intervals defined by the current region of the map.
This program may not work properly with Lat-long data.
All examples are based on the North Carolina sample dataset.
v.kcv map=my_geonames_wake column=part npartitions=10
v.kcv map=my_geodetic_pts column=part npartitions=10
James Darrell McCauley,
when he was at:
27 Jan 1994: fixed RAND_MAX for Solaris 2.3
13 Sep 2000: released under GPL
Updated to 5.7 Radim Blazek 10 / 2004
OGR support by Martin Landa (2009)
Speed-up by Jan Vandrol and Jan Ruzicka (2013)
Available at: v.kcv source code (history)
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