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## What is the Box-Cox transformation associated Lambda?

Box-Cox transformation (λ)

The Box-Cox transformation estimates a lambda value, as shown below, which minimizes the standard deviation of a standardized transformed variable. The resulting transformation is **Y ^{λ} when λ ҂ 0 and ln Y when λ = 0**.

## What is Box Cox transform When can it be used?

What is a Box Cox Transformation? A Box Cox transformation is a transformation of **non-normal dependent variables into a normal shape**. Normality is an important assumption for many statistical techniques; if your data isn’t normal, applying a Box-Cox means that you are able to run a broader number of tests.

## How can you make data normal using Box Cox transformation?

**An Example of a Box Cox Transformation Using MiniTab**

- Step 1: Perform the normality test to see whether the data follows normal distribution or not. …
- Step 2: Transform the data using Box Cox Transformation. …
- Step 3: Again test the normality.

## What is Box Cox transformation in machine learning?

Transformation of any power-law or any non-linear distribution to normal distribution is generally carried on by Box-Cox Transformation. A Box cox transformation is defined as **a way to transform non-normal dependent variables in our data to a normal shape**.

## What value of lambda means the Box-Cox transformation is just natural logarithm transformation?

The logarithm in a Box-Cox transformation is always a natural logarithm (i.e., to base e ). So if **λ=0** , natural logarithms are used, but if λ≠0 λ ≠ 0 , a power transformation is used, followed by some simple scaling.