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How to calculate support and confidence?

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Freiza
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Date: July 11, 2015 10:32PM

How do I calculate support and confidence for the following table: (apriori)

2 3 3 2

2 0 7 1

1 0 7 2

3 1 7 1

1 1 3 1

where last column is expected outcome?

2 3 3 2

2 0 7 1

1 0 7 2

3 1 7 1

1 1 3 1

where last column is expected outcome?

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Philippe
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Date: July 11, 2015 11:07PM

In Apriori, the same item cannot appear twice in the same transaction. For example, there cannot be two "1" in the same transaction. Besides, there is no concept of "expected outcome" in the Apriori algorithm and you cannot calculate the support of a table. But you can calculate the support of an itemset.

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Ashish Rai
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Date: July 25, 2015 03:07AM

Hello sir,

How to calculate the support and confidence from following transaction

ID Items

100 {a,b}

200 {a,b,d}

300 {a,b,c}

400 {a,c,d}

500 {c,d}

Thanks sir.

How to calculate the support and confidence from following transaction

ID Items

100 {a,b}

200 {a,b,d}

300 {a,b,c}

400 {a,c,d}

500 {c,d}

Thanks sir.

Posted by:
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webmasterphilfv
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Date: July 25, 2015 08:16AM

You want to calculate the support of what itemset or rules?

Posted by:
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vishal
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Date: February 25, 2017 09:49PM

HOW TO SET MINIMUM SUPPORT TO THE DATA

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Ashish Rai
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Date: July 25, 2015 08:27AM

Hello sir,

From the above transaction first i want to generate rule. From generated rule what will be support and confidence of particular rule generated.

Thanks Sir

From the above transaction first i want to generate rule. From generated rule what will be support and confidence of particular rule generated.

Thanks Sir

Posted by:
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webmasterphilfv
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Date: July 25, 2015 11:43AM

If you want to generate rules, you first need to determine what is the minsup and minconf thresholds.

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Arpita Harne
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Date: February 09, 2016 06:51AM

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Thomas
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Date: July 25, 2015 05:46PM

Hi,

1) From the given database, the database it is correct because no item is found twice in the same transaction.

2) How to find the rule from the particular database: Item a,b is in transaction 100,200,300 and has a support 3. The remaining itemset is having support less than 3 therefore the "most frequent rule" for this database is a→b.

3) Now how to calculate the support of rule a→b. Support count for a,b is 3 and there are total 5 transactions, the rule support is 3/5= 0.6. Therefore the support for the rule a→b is 0.6.

4) Now how to calculate the confidence of rule a→b. We can get the rule confidence by dividing the support count of ab and by dividing the support count of a, because a appears in transaction 100,200,300,400 and the support count is 4, and the support count for ab is 3. Therefore rule confidence for a→b is 3/4 = 0.75.

Regards

1) From the given database, the database it is correct because no item is found twice in the same transaction.

2) How to find the rule from the particular database: Item a,b is in transaction 100,200,300 and has a support 3. The remaining itemset is having support less than 3 therefore the "most frequent rule" for this database is a→b.

3) Now how to calculate the support of rule a→b. Support count for a,b is 3 and there are total 5 transactions, the rule support is 3/5= 0.6. Therefore the support for the rule a→b is 0.6.

4) Now how to calculate the confidence of rule a→b. We can get the rule confidence by dividing the support count of ab and by dividing the support count of a, because a appears in transaction 100,200,300,400 and the support count is 4, and the support count for ab is 3. Therefore rule confidence for a→b is 3/4 = 0.75.

Regards

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Ashish Rai
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Date: July 25, 2015 10:02PM

Hello Sir,

i cannot understand how the confidence is calculated. Why ab is divided by a and not b. Can you help me webmasterphilfv.

Can you please explain me in detail about ,how to calculate the support and confidence from following transaction from the above database. I want answer from webmasterphilfv.

Thanks sir.

i cannot understand how the confidence is calculated. Why ab is divided by a and not b. Can you help me webmasterphilfv.

Can you please explain me in detail about ,how to calculate the support and confidence from following transaction from the above database. I want answer from webmasterphilfv.

Thanks sir.

Posted by:
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webmasterphilfv
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Date: July 26, 2015 02:55AM

The explanation by THomas is correct.

Here is another explanation that will perhaps help you.

Consider that transaction database:

Transaction id Items

t1 {1, 2, 4, 5}

t2 {2, 3, 5}

t3 {1, 2, 4, 5}

t4 {1, 2, 3, 5}

t5 {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

t6 {2, 3, 4}

The output of an association rule mining algorithm is a set of association rules respecting the user-specified minsup and minconf thresholds.

An association rule X==>Y is a relationship between two itemsets (sets of items) X and Y such that the intersection of X and Y is empty.

The**support of a rule** is the number of transactions that contains X∪Y. The **confidence of a rule** is the number of transactions that contains X∪Y divided by the number of transactions that contain X.

If we apply an association rule mining algorithm, it will return all the rules having a support and confidence respectively no less than minsup and minconf.

For example, by applying the algorithm with minsup = 0.5 (50%), minconf = 0.6 (60%), we obtains 55 associations rules.

Here are three of those rules

1 ==> 2 4 5 support: 3 confidence: 0,75

5 ==> 1 2 4 support: 3 confidence: 0,6

4 ==> 1 2 5 support: 3 confidence: 0,75

The rule 1 ==> 2 4 5 has a support of 3 because 1 2 4 5 appears in three transactions.

The rule 1 ==> 2 4 5 has a confidence of 0.75 because 1 2 4 5 appears in three transactions and 1 appears in four transactions. Thus 3 / 4 = 0.75.

Hope this helps.

Here is another explanation that will perhaps help you.

Consider that transaction database:

Transaction id Items

t1 {1, 2, 4, 5}

t2 {2, 3, 5}

t3 {1, 2, 4, 5}

t4 {1, 2, 3, 5}

t5 {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

t6 {2, 3, 4}

The output of an association rule mining algorithm is a set of association rules respecting the user-specified minsup and minconf thresholds.

An association rule X==>Y is a relationship between two itemsets (sets of items) X and Y such that the intersection of X and Y is empty.

The

If we apply an association rule mining algorithm, it will return all the rules having a support and confidence respectively no less than minsup and minconf.

For example, by applying the algorithm with minsup = 0.5 (50%), minconf = 0.6 (60%), we obtains 55 associations rules.

Here are three of those rules

1 ==> 2 4 5 support: 3 confidence: 0,75

5 ==> 1 2 4 support: 3 confidence: 0,6

4 ==> 1 2 5 support: 3 confidence: 0,75

The rule 1 ==> 2 4 5 has a support of 3 because 1 2 4 5 appears in three transactions.

The rule 1 ==> 2 4 5 has a confidence of 0.75 because 1 2 4 5 appears in three transactions and 1 appears in four transactions. Thus 3 / 4 = 0.75.

Hope this helps.

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ashish rai
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Date: July 26, 2015 06:20AM

Hello sir,

i understand what i said but as you described For example, by applying the algorithm with minsup = 0.5 (50%), minconf = 0.6 (60%), we obtains 55 associations rules.how we get 55 association rules.

thanks sir

i understand what i said but as you described For example, by applying the algorithm with minsup = 0.5 (50%), minconf = 0.6 (60%), we obtains 55 associations rules.how we get 55 association rules.

thanks sir

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webmasterphilfv
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Date: July 26, 2015 08:56AM

By applying an algorithm. I cannot explain the algorithm. It would take too much time. You can read chapter 6 of the book "Introduction to data mining" to understandit. It explains the basic algorithms and how rules are generated:

http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~kumar/dmbook/ch6.pdf

http://www-users.cs.umn.edu/~kumar/dmbook/ch6.pdf

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Mahesh Shinde
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Date: April 25, 2016 08:47AM

If we have to calculate Support and Expected support then how we can obtain from Connect4 datasets..?

Posted by:
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webmasterphilfv
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Date: April 25, 2016 09:51AM

The support and expected support are measures that are used to evaluate the interestingness of some patterns (itemsets). You could either calculate these measures by hand or by applying an itemset mining algorithm. I don't think you should do that by hand on a large dataset such as Connect4. So you may use some software. The SPMF open-source software for example provides code for various itemset mining algorithms that you can run on the Connect dataset.

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Mahesh Shinde
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Date: April 27, 2016 11:13PM

Okay.. Thank you sir... but there should be some formula or logic to calculate Expected support and Support.. if there is any formula then will you please tell me ??

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webmasterphilfv
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Date: April 28, 2016 02:09AM

The support is the number (or percentage) of transactions where an itemset appear. So if you have a transaction database with five transactions, and an itemset X appear in two of them, its support is 2 transactions (or 20 %).

For the expected support, you may see the paper about uapriori:

For the expected support, you may see the paper about uapriori:

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Mahesh Shinde
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Date: April 28, 2016 04:17AM

Thank you sir,, almost all problem is solved by that paper..

You really made my day .. Thanx again ..

You really made my day .. Thanx again ..

Posted by:
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webmasterphilfv
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Date: April 28, 2016 06:03AM

You are welcome.

Posted by:
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harsh nagalla
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Date: May 07, 2016 02:46AM

A database has five transactions. Let min sup = 60% and min conf = 80%.

what will be the minimum support if it is given in percentage

what will be the minimum support if it is given in percentage

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webmasterphilfv
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Date: May 07, 2016 03:12AM

If you want the minimum support as a number of transactions then:

60 % x 5 transactions = 3 transactions.

Thus the minimum support would be 3 transactions.

It is equivalent to saying that the minimum support is 6 transactions.

60 % x 5 transactions = 3 transactions.

Thus the minimum support would be 3 transactions.

It is equivalent to saying that the minimum support is 6 transactions.

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harsh nagalla
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Date: May 07, 2016 03:37AM

so if i have 5 transactions and min support 50%

Then i will get 2.5 so, should i round it off?

Then i will get 2.5 so, should i round it off?

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webmasterphilfv
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Date: May 07, 2016 03:41AM

Yes, I would round it up to 3.

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david
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Date: May 14, 2016 10:49AM

harsh nagalla Wrote:

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Attiya
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Date: June 11, 2016 10:06AM

Hello

I have the term frequencies using tf-idf algorithm. now how can i calculate the confidence and support for that. i mean basically i want to find the association among two objects.

secondly can I use Weka for this purpose>> As Weka supports Apriori algorithm.

Thanks

I have the term frequencies using tf-idf algorithm. now how can i calculate the confidence and support for that. i mean basically i want to find the association among two objects.

secondly can I use Weka for this purpose>> As Weka supports Apriori algorithm.

Thanks

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webmasterphilfv
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Date: June 11, 2016 10:17AM

Some researchers have used the terms confidence and support with tf-idf. You may check that paper.

http://infoautoclassification.org/public/articles/Zhang-et.-al._An-improved-TF-IDF-approach-for-text-classification.pdf

I did not read that paper. But in general, support usually just mean the frequency. So it could just be the frequency of words for example. Confidence is usually the probability that something will happen if something else happen (a conditional probability). So in the context of text mining, I guess that there could be various interpretation of confidence. One of them could be to find some associations rules between words. For example, what is the confidence that if the word "cat" appears in a document, the word "dog" will also appear. I don't know how it relates to TF-IDF but you could check that paper.

Yes weka has some association rule mining algorithms but it is quite limited. They just have the basic Apriori and FPGrowth I think. If you try the SPMF library (link on top of this page), you will be able much more algorithms that are not in Weka, for example to find rare patterns, correlated patterns, and all kind of association rules that you cannot find in weka, because weka is just a general purpose tool, and it is not specialized in pattern mining. By the way, the SPMF library also support the ARFF format of weka as input.

http://infoautoclassification.org/public/articles/Zhang-et.-al._An-improved-TF-IDF-approach-for-text-classification.pdf

I did not read that paper. But in general, support usually just mean the frequency. So it could just be the frequency of words for example. Confidence is usually the probability that something will happen if something else happen (a conditional probability). So in the context of text mining, I guess that there could be various interpretation of confidence. One of them could be to find some associations rules between words. For example, what is the confidence that if the word "cat" appears in a document, the word "dog" will also appear. I don't know how it relates to TF-IDF but you could check that paper.

Yes weka has some association rule mining algorithms but it is quite limited. They just have the basic Apriori and FPGrowth I think. If you try the SPMF library (link on top of this page), you will be able much more algorithms that are not in Weka, for example to find rare patterns, correlated patterns, and all kind of association rules that you cannot find in weka, because weka is just a general purpose tool, and it is not specialized in pattern mining. By the way, the SPMF library also support the ARFF format of weka as input.

Posted by:
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hetal
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Date: July 08, 2016 02:19AM

what is support and confidence in dataminig explain with example what is support and what is confidence

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webmasterphilfv
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Date: July 08, 2016 04:06AM

It looks like a homework question. So if you want some help about it, then what is your answer?

Posted by:
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aruna
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Date: August 03, 2016 02:07AM

consider the transactions shown below

transaction id item bought

t1 {mango,apple,banana,dates}

t2 {Apple,dates,coconut,banana,fig}

t3 {apple,coconut,banana,dates}

t4 {apple,banana,dates}

assume the minimum support =50% minimum confidence=80%

1)how to find frequent itemsets using apriori algorithm

2)how to find association rules using apriori algorithm

transaction id item bought

t1 {mango,apple,banana,dates}

t2 {Apple,dates,coconut,banana,fig}

t3 {apple,coconut,banana,dates}

t4 {apple,banana,dates}

assume the minimum support =50% minimum confidence=80%

1)how to find frequent itemsets using apriori algorithm

2)how to find association rules using apriori algorithm

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webmasterphilfv
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Date: August 14, 2016 04:59AM

This seems like an homework. What is your answer?

Posted by:
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Ali
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Date: September 22, 2016 11:01PM

I am not getting it. Can someone give a quick formula way to find support and confidence in a given data set?

Posted by:
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webmasterphilfv
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Date: September 24, 2016 06:54AM

Support: number of times that a patterns appear in the dataset.

Confidence of a rule X -> Y: the number of times that X and Y appears in the database together divised by the number of times that X appears in the dataset.

Confidence of a rule X -> Y: the number of times that X and Y appears in the database together divised by the number of times that X appears in the dataset.

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Harish Kumar Chilukuri
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Date: October 18, 2016 07:09AM

Posted by:
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webmasterphilfv
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Date: October 21, 2016 09:02AM

It sounds like your question is about asking someone to do some homework for you. Have you tried to answer the question by yourself?

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Tuzz
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Date: November 12, 2016 01:39AM

consider the transactions shown below

transaction id item bought

t1 {mango,apple,banana,dates}

t2 {Apple,dates,coconut,banana,fig}

t3 {apple,coconut,banana,dates}

t4 {apple,banana,dates}

assume the minimum support =50% minimum confidence=80%

1)how to find frequent itemsets using apriori algorithm

2)how to find association rules using apriori algorithm

transaction id item bought

t1 {mango,apple,banana,dates}

t2 {Apple,dates,coconut,banana,fig}

t3 {apple,coconut,banana,dates}

t4 {apple,banana,dates}

assume the minimum support =50% minimum confidence=80%

1)how to find frequent itemsets using apriori algorithm

2)how to find association rules using apriori algorithm

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webmasterphilfv
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Date: November 12, 2016 05:07AM

Homework?

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saba
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Date: February 26, 2017 01:10AM

if the number of transactions are 8, and the minimum support is 2, how to calculate the support confidence

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webmasterphilfv
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Date: February 26, 2017 05:39AM

The support is the number of transactions containing a pattern.

The confidence of a rule X --> Y is the support of X U Y divided by the support of X.

How to calculate the support and confidence has nothing to do with how the minimum support threshold is set.

The confidence of a rule X --> Y is the support of X U Y divided by the support of X.

How to calculate the support and confidence has nothing to do with how the minimum support threshold is set.

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nivetha
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Date: March 28, 2017 02:37PM

if the support is given in % then what can be the resulring min support?have want to calulate 60/100=0.6(roundoff to 1)or have to calculate as sup/100*no.of transcations?which one is correct?

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Arunnya
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Date: May 17, 2017 01:57AM

sir,

How to set the minimum support threshold according to the data size

How to set the minimum support threshold according to the data size

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webmasterphilfv
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Date: May 17, 2017 09:22AM

http://data-mining.philippe-fournier-viger.com/how-to-auto-adjust-the-minimum-support-threshold-according-to-the-data-size/

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Arunnya
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Date: May 18, 2017 10:08PM

sir,

how to assign the values for a,b,c constants in the given formula,if i have transactions

in sparse format with

9835 transactions (rows) and

168 items (columns)

how to assign the values for a,b,c constants in the given formula,if i have transactions

in sparse format with

9835 transactions (rows) and

168 items (columns)

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webmasterphilfv
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Date: May 20, 2017 03:50AM

I answered your question on the blog.