[Spambayes] Classifier Assertion error

Meyer, Tony T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz
Mon Apr 28 11:13:28 EDT 2003

> This is happening on a brand new DB, training with imapfilter. It's 
> happened on two separate PCs (home and work), but with similar setup 
> (Win XP, Python 2.2, pybsddb)  and the same training data. 
> I'll give it a go under Linux when I get round to rebooting.

Hopefully someone else will chime in here - I haven't really paid much
attention to this bug (other that noting that it needs to be fixed
before beta1) since I've never come across it myself.

> >  (b)  Use dbimpexp.py to convert your database to a text 
> > file.  Change the ham and spam counts at the top to something
> > like the numbers they should be
> Tried that. It works. Not sure yet what further training wiil do to 
> those counts though.

Obviously it's not something you want to do all the time, anyway.  If
this happens regularly for you, it would be great if you were able to
track down where the problem is occurring - I think that that is part of
the problem - we're not sure what is causing the problem.

A question for TimP (or any of the other stats people): if the ham/spam
count does get lost, would setting them to the highest number of
occurrences in the db screw things up?  i.e. if my most spammy word
appeared in 423 emails, and my most hammy word appeared in 233 emails,
could I then set hamcount to 233 and spamcount to 423?

=Tony Meyer

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