.NAMES File Extension

Attribute Names File

Learn what file name extensions are. Extensions are three- or four-character abbreviations added to file names to indicate the file type. In "expenses.xlsx", the extension "xlsx" defines the Excel fil...

General Information

Title .NAMES File Extension
Extension .names
Full Form Attribute Names File
File Type Data File
Developer Unknown
MIME Type text/plain

File Function

Primary Function Store attribute names
Additional Functions Data description
Features Plain text, Human-readable

File Characteristics

Quality Text-based
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Machine Learning Yes
Statistical Analysis Yes
Data Exploration Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Minimal
Best Practices Validate content, Backup

Historical/Version Information

Associated with C4.5 algorithm
Usage Context 1990s, Data mining

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .data, .arff, .csv

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Data Mining Software Varies Varies
Text Editors Free, Paid Windows, Mac, Linux
Machine Learning Frameworks Free, Open-source Varies