`library(normaliseR)`

`normaliseR`

is a software package for R for rescaling
numerical vectors or `feature_calculations`

objects produced
by the `theft`

R
package for computing time-series features.

Putting calculated feature vectors on an equal scale is crucial for
any statistical or machine learning model as variables with high
variance can adversely impact the model’s capacity to fit the data
appropriately, learn appropriate weight values, or minimise a loss
function. `normaliseR`

includes function
`normalise`

(or `normalize`

) to rescale either a
whole `feature_calculations`

object, or a single vector of
values. The following normalisation methods are currently offered:

- z-score—
`"zScore"`

- Sigmoid—
`"Sigmoid"`

- Outlier-robust Sigmoid (credit to Ben Fulcher for creating the
original MATLAB
version) –
`"RobustSigmoid"`

- Min-max—
`"MinMax"`

- Maximum absolute—
`"MaxAbs"`

`normalise`

takes only three arguments:

`data`

—either a`feature_calculations`

object containing the raw feature matrix produced by`theft::calculate_features`

or a numeric vector containing the values to be rescaled`norm_method`

—character denoting the rescaling/normalising method to apply. Can be one of`"zScore"`

,`"Sigmoid"`

,`"RobustSigmoid"`

, or`"MinMax"`

. Defaults to`"zScore"`

`unit_int`

—Boolean whether to rescale into unit interval \([0,1]\) after applying normalisation method. Defaults to`FALSE`

Here is a simple example on a vector:

```
<- rnorm(100)
x <- normalise(x, norm_method = "zScore", unit_int = FALSE) normed
```

You can also access each individual rescaling function independently, though this affords you less overall control:

`<- robustsigmoid_scaler(x) rs `