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Table 3 Performance of SVM (average r 2) on the traits of Maize data set under the traditional encoding vs. the hybrid encodings vs. the target-based encoding

From: Does encoding matter? A novel view on the quantitative genetic trait prediction problem

Data set Traditional encoding Hybrid one Hybrid two Target-based
Maize: Flint 1 TASS 0.317 0.344 0.344 0.328
Maize: Flint 2 DMC 0.278 0.29 0.29 0.27
Maize: Flint 3 DM_Yield 0.066 0.075 0.074 0.05
Maize: Dent 1 Tass 0.2 0.27 0.27 0.27
Maize: Dent 2 DMC 0.45 0.49 0.495 0.48
Maize: Dent 3 DM_Yield 0.32 0.34 0.34 0.33
  1. The bold numbers are the ones with the best performance