**Keywords:** continuous, discrete, numbers

"**Discretize**" operation reduces the number of values from a continuous numeric variable like age, money, etc by grouping them into intervals or bins.

**Step-by-step guide**

**1. Select the numeric field**

Select the numeric field you want to discretize in the **Schema View**.

**2. Open the operation configuration window**

Click the ** "Add operations"** button at the top of the workspace, then click the

**tab, then click "**

*"Numerical operations"***.**

*Discretize"*

**3. Set the parameters of the operation**

The following parameters can be set:

**Numeric path:**Name of the input numeric source field.**Method**:: All bins will have the same range no matter how many data points are in each bin. For example, (1.0, 3.0), (3.0, 5.0), (5.0, 7.0).*Equal width*: All bins will have the same number of data points no matter how short or long their ranges are.*Equal frequency*

**Number of buckets:**Number of bins/intervals desired.**Output field name:**Assigned intervals will be stored as a categorial string under this field.

**4. Apply the operation**

Click ** "Apply"**. A new categorical string (named

**by default) has now been generated and added to the schema.**

*"bins"*