[R] Random Forest

Jim Porzak jporzak at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 15:21:36 CEST 2007


I'm assuming you really do want to do a classification?

check out

I'm guessing you have coded MMS_ENABLED_HANDSET as 0, 1; or some such
numeric coding.

suggest you do:
to force your response variable to be a factor (AKA categorical)

And, perhaps, label your levels with something like:
levels(dat$MMS_ENABLED_HANDSET) <- c("Not Enabled", "MMS Enabled")

On 4/23/07, Ruben Feldman <frubeng at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi R-wizards,
> I ran a random forest on a dataset where the response variable had two
> possible values. It returned a warning telling me that it did regression and
> if that was really what I wanted.
> Does anybody know what is being in terms of the algorithm when it does a
> regression? (the random forest is used as a regression, how does that work?)
> Thanks for your time!
> Ruben
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Jim Porzak
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