[R] problem to get a correct output

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Thu May 5 14:03:42 CEST 2005

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> From: Dominique Knockaert
> Dear,
> I am new user of 'R' (package e1071) and the first
> thing I did was reading the manuals. Although it was
> not clear for me how it works.
> My problem is the following:
> I have a data set of customers data of insurances with
> variables  Class, Group Distance Claim. The file
> called 'xx.dat'. Using the manuals I think I had
> entered the data in the program. I used several
> function, but I never get an output.
> In fact, I want to use the SVM with Vapnik's loss
> function for classification for the response variable
> 'Claim' and discrete explanatory variables Class,
> Group, Distance whitout modelling interaction terms
> manually. I want to use epsilon = 0.1, cast penalty
> constant (C) cost =1, and  a Gaussian radial basis
> function kernel with y =1, i.e. k(x,x')=
> exp(-y||x-x'||²).
> I would like to aply here the classification rule to
> the whole data set and construct a 2-by-2 table of
> claim and predicted levels of Claim.
> I hope you can help me further !!
> Many thanks in advance !
> best regards,
> Dominique
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