sksurv.column.encode_categorical(table, columns=None, **kwargs)

Encode categorical columns with M categories into M-1 columns according to the one-hot scheme.

table : pandas.DataFrame

Table with categorical columns to encode.

columns : list-like, optional, default: None

Column names in the DataFrame to be encoded. If columns is None then all the columns with object or category dtype will be converted.

allow_drop : boolean, optional, default: True

Whether to allow dropping categorical columns that only consist of a single category.

encoded : pandas.DataFrame

Table with categorical columns encoded as numeric. Numeric columns in the input table remain unchanged.