O'Reilly logo

Data Analysis and Graphics Using R, Third Edition by W. John Braun, John Maindonald

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

11

Tree-based classification and regression

Tree-based methods, or decision tree methods, may be used for two broad types of problem – classification and regression. These methods may be appropriate when there are extensive data, and there is uncertainty about the form in which explanatory variables ought to enter into the model. They may be useful for initial data exploration. Tree-based methods have been especially popular in the data mining community.

Tree-structured classification has a long history in biology, where informal methods of dendrogram construction have been in use for centuries. Social scientists began automating tree-based procedures ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required