Use the Numeric encoding type to synthesize numerical values that may vary, such as weight and height.

The Precision field appears when you select this type. Here, you can optionally limit the maximum number of digits after the decimal point used during training. The values will be rounded to the number of digits that you specified.

Specifying the Precision option for the Numeric encoding type can save computational resources.

By default, MOSTLY AI considers all digits to be relevant for synthetic data generation. Reducing the precision speeds up the synthesization process when the original data suggests a high precision, but where those digits are not particularly relevant.

Fractional numbers, such as 0.333333333…​ are an example of such high precision numbers.