As an example, if you had regular attributes like
The rename would yield something like
This is more usable but is less understandable.
The other day, I stumbled on an odd side effect of this when building linear regression models on renamed attributes. Fortunately, I don't think it's a problem but there's a workaround anyway.
Firstly then, here is an ultra simple process that builds a linear regression model on some fake data which has had its attributes renamed generically. The example set it produces looks like this.
The regression model looks like this.
How odd; the names of the attributes before the rename have been used to describe the model. This causes confusion but as far as I can tell the models and weights seem to be fine when they are used in a process. The names are in fact still in the example set and can be seen from the Meta Data View by showing the Constructions column. This points to using the Materialize Data operator as a workaround. By adding this operator just after the rename, the model comes out as follows.
Less confusing for a human.