If it has symbolic features in neural network

Hi I am new to Pytorch.

In may training matrix, most of the features are continuous, but I have several symbolic features.
I want to use neural network.
Do I need to convert these features to the numbers or is there any better way to do that?

Thanks for your time and the help :slight_smile:

by symbolic, you mean discrete features (instead of continuous). For all discrete features, make them into one-hot coded symbols, or you can use an nn.Embedding and learn an embedding for each discrete feature.


Thank you very much for the help!
I will try one of the method you mentioned.