Okay, now that I have classes, I need to put in that lambda. I guess the lambda could change to
qb => qb.Quarterback == "Josh Allen" ? "Josh Allen" : "Nate Barkerson"and that’d work except for one itsy-bitsy thing: if I do it the easy way, I can’t actually save and reload my model. Which makes it worthless for pretty much any real-world scenario.
So no easy lambda-based solution for us. Instead, we need a delegate.
The experience so far has been a bit frustrating compared to doing similar work in R, but they’re actively working on the library, so I’m hopeful that there will be improvements. In the meantime, I’ve landed on the idea of doing all data cleanup work outside of ML.NET and just use the simplest transformations.