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Regression Trees - What is the best reference?
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I'm doing some work with classification and regression trees, and I was wondering who the thought leaders are on this topic, and where I can find the most current research.I have found some…Continue

Tags: R, forests, random, trees, partitioning

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jozo Kovac Sep 7, 2011.

 

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Gene Leynes commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Top analytic blogs and websites, with trending information
"Pretty cool list, but it's too bad that the website names are not hyperlinks"
Mar 14, 2012
Jozo Kovac replied to Gene Leynes's discussion Regression Trees - What is the best reference?
"Isn't it funny that CART is one of the best algorithms 27 years after it was introduced? :-) Logistic regression has similar story - very old and very useful for today's problems. If you want to improve accuracy learn more about ensembles…"
Sep 7, 2011
Gene Leynes replied to Gene Leynes's discussion Regression Trees - What is the best reference?
"That book is amazing.  I was looking for something more specialized, but I'm not working on that problem anymore anyway.  Thanks for the input."
Sep 7, 2011
Lester Wollman replied to Gene Leynes's discussion Regression Trees - What is the best reference?
"There is a great book called "Elements of Statistical Learning" by Hastie, Tibshirani, and Friedman which describes in detail classification and regression trees and many other data mining methods.  You can buy the book or…"
Sep 7, 2011
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Regression Trees - What is the best reference?

I'm doing some work with classification and regression trees, and I was wondering who the thought leaders are on this topic, and where I can find the most current research.I have found some sourcesThe R documentation mentions Classification and Regression Trees by Breiman, Friedman, Olshen, and Stone. However the publication date is 1984, and I'm wondering if that's the best reference.The examples in "Modern Applied Statistics with S" by Venables and Ripley has been useful, but not detailed…See More
Sep 1, 2011
Gene Leynes commented on Vincent Granville's blog post Research forecasts a 50 to 60 percent gap between the supply and demand of people with deep analytical talent
"Even though people still ask for them, I think the resume is on it's way out.  People want the information spoon fed to them within a narrative context, they want buzz, and they want to feel as if they are uncovering the truth by searching…"
Sep 1, 2011
Gene Leynes replied to Michael Watson's discussion List of Swear Words (Preferably English but I could use as many languages as possible)
"In all seriousness I think it's a bad idea to think about offensive words as something that can be listed.  I think that kind of attitude is even a bit dangerous, and exactly the kind of thing that we need to be careful about as analytical…"
Mar 24, 2011
Gene Leynes replied to Triveni Hiremath's discussion R Learning in the group R-Packages (Statistical Computing)
"I agree with Larry, and he posted some things that were new to me.   My list: QuickR: (free)   http://www.statmethods.net/index.html IcebreakR: (free)    http://cran.r-project.org/doc/contrib/Robinson-icebreaker.pdf Tom…"
Jan 6, 2011
Gene Leynes replied to Joseph Foutz's discussion Can someone offer a suggestion for a good end-user report designer?
"Have you heard of jasper reports / jasper server?  It looks good to me, although I have not implemented it myself yet.  The website can be confusing, but there's a full open source version.  Commercial services are offered in…"
Dec 19, 2010
Kyriacos Chrysostomou replied to Gene Leynes's discussion Regression Trees - What is the best reference?
"I am aware that the original documentation written by Brieman et al can be a little hard to get hold of (I mean, it is more than 20 years old), but there are a few papers and books out there that may be of interest to you: 1) Lee, M., Chrysostomou,…"
Jul 15, 2010
Stephen Cronin replied to Gene Leynes's discussion Regression Trees - What is the best reference?
"http://bit.ly/bOzPuq -> will have to hunt for this for free. random forests of multinomial logits. 2008 good for multiclass classification and regression and overcoming curse of dim. http://bit.ly/asrmLW -> BART. rigor of bayes, coolness of…"
Jun 21, 2010
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Regression Trees - What is the best reference?

I'm doing some work with classification and regression trees, and I was wondering who the thought leaders are on this topic, and where I can find the most current research.I have found some sourcesThe R documentation mentions Classification and Regression Trees by Breiman, Friedman, Olshen, and Stone. However the publication date is 1984, and I'm wondering if that's the best reference.The examples in "Modern Applied Statistics with S" by Venables and Ripley has been useful, but not detailed…See More
Jun 21, 2010
Gene Leynes replied to Vincent Granville's discussion Which colors can not be rendered on a computer screen?
"Trick answer: umami"
Jun 21, 2010
Gene Leynes replied to Jose Simoes's discussion Using R for research
"Apparently the limit is 3 GB: http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/rw-FAQ.html#There-seems-to-be-a-limit-on-the-memory-it-uses_0021 Although you can definitely use distributed computing with R. I believe there are open source solutions, but…"
Feb 1, 2010
Gene Leynes replied to Jose Simoes's discussion Using R for research
"There have been times when using the apply functions saved time (a whole lot of time), but I sure can't come up with an example. I tried running a few different things and couldn't get time savings out of using sapply or apply. I wonder…"
Feb 1, 2010
Gene Leynes replied to Jose Simoes's discussion Using R for research
"I've been using R for some time, and find it to be a very useful and extensible tool. The power of open source is that you're tapping into an unlimited pool of developers. Although other proprietary software products have user generated…"
Jan 31, 2010

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