step_pca_sparse()
creates a specification of a recipe step that will convert
numeric data into one or more principal components that can have some zero
coefficients.
Arguments
 recipe
A recipe object. The step will be added to the sequence of operations for this recipe.
 ...
One or more selector functions to choose which variables will be used to compute the components. See
selections()
for more details. For thetidy
method, these are not currently used. role
For model terms created by this step, what analysis role should they be assigned? By default, the function assumes that the new principal component columns created by the original variables will be used as predictors in a model.
 trained
A logical to indicate if the quantities for preprocessing have been estimated.
 num_comp
The number of PCA components to retain as new predictors. If
num_comp
is greater than the number of columns or the number of possible components, a smaller value will be used. predictor_prop
The maximum number of original predictors that can have nonzero coefficients for each PCA component (via regularization).
 options
A list of options to the default method for
irlba::ssvd()
. res
The rotation matrix once this preprocessing step has be trained by
prep()
. prefix
A character string that will be the prefix to the resulting new variables. See notes below.
 keep_original_cols
A logical to keep the original variables in the output. Defaults to
FALSE
. skip
A logical. Should the step be skipped when the recipe is baked by
recipes::bake()
? While all operations are baked whenrecipes::prep()
is run, some operations may not be able to be conducted on new data (e.g. processing the outcome variable(s)). Care should be taken when usingskip = TRUE
as it may affect the computations for subsequent operations id
A character string that is unique to this step to identify it.
Value
An updated version of recipe
with the new step added to the
sequence of existing steps (if any). For the tidy
method, a tibble with
columns terms
(the selectors or variables selected), value
(the
loading), and component
.
Details
The irlba
package is required for this step. If it is not installed, the user
will be prompted to do so when the step is defined. The irlba::ssvd()
function is
used to encourage sparsity; that documentation has details about this method.
The argument num_comp
controls the number of components that
will be retained (per default the original variables that are used to derive
the components are removed from the data). The new components
will have names that begin with prefix
and a sequence of
numbers. The variable names are padded with zeros. For example,
if num_comp < 10
, their names will be PC1
 PC9
.
If num_comp = 101
, the names would be PC001

PC101
.
Tidying
When you tidy()
this step, a tibble with columns
terms
(the selectors or variables selected), value
and component
is
returned.
Examples
library(recipes)
library(ggplot2)
data(ad_data, package = "modeldata")
ad_rec <
recipe(Class ~ ., data = ad_data) %>%
step_zv(all_predictors()) %>%
step_YeoJohnson(all_numeric_predictors()) %>%
step_normalize(all_numeric_predictors()) %>%
step_pca_sparse(
all_numeric_predictors(),
predictor_prop = 0.75,
num_comp = 3,
id = "sparse pca"
) %>%
prep()
tidy(ad_rec, id = "sparse pca") %>%
mutate(value = ifelse(value == 0, NA, value)) %>%
ggplot(aes(x = component, y = terms, fill = value)) +
geom_tile() +
scale_fill_gradient2() +
theme(axis.text.y = element_blank())