[R] warnings

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Mar 29 14:31:17 CEST 2006

Sven Schaltenbrand wrote:

> dear list,
> i have a problem using the adaboost function from the package boost.
> running the example of leukemia works out very well, but so it does not on
> my own data.
> i always get the following 22 warnings:
> 1: cannot compute exact p-value with ties in: wilcox.test.default(x[which(y
> == 0)], x[which(y == 1)])
> can anybody please help me with the meaning of this warning.

As far as I understand, adaboost() uses the Wilcoxon test statistic as 
some measure to do variable preselection.

Since you can adjust how many "features" should be selected, it seems to 
be less important to obtain *exact* p-values and you can ignore the 
warning. Nevertheless it makes sense to look into your data where the 
ties come from ...

Uwe Ligges

> thnak you
> stefan
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