Return feature names for the categorical features after fitting.

Feature names are formatted as {column name}_{category name}. In the event of a duplicate name, an integer will be added at the end of the feature name to distinguish it.

For example, consider a dataframe with a column called “A” and category “x_y” and another column called “A_x” with “y”. In this example, the feature names would be “A_x_y” and “A_x_y_1”.


The feature names after encoding, provided in the same order as input_features.

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