# ML - What are the benefits of transforming variables with long tail?

What are the obvious benefits of transforming variables with long tail distributions? To extend it more, why the machine learning algorithms will perform better afer such a transformation?

• Please edit the question to provide more context. Where did you encounter this question? Why do you think there are benefits? In what context are you asking? What are your thoughts? – D.W. May 3 '20 at 15:37
• (Know ML?) (Where benefits are obvious, it should be dispensable to ask - e.g., a spelling checker should catch afer) – greybeard May 4 '20 at 6:58