[R] Oblique decision tree using mvpart

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Sep 3 18:50:25 CEST 2008

On Wed, 3 Sep 2008, Clusty wrote:

> First, thanks for your answer.
> I find the description of mvpart package quite short:
> "Wrapper function for fitting and plotting rpart models "
> Then, I thought that mvpart was the package which seems closest to what I
> would like to do (i.e. oblique decision tree also named multivariate
> decision tree). However, as you pointed out, it is the answer which is
> multivariate in the mvpart package.
>> Thus, this is for multivariate *responses*, not for multivariate splits.
> So, to your knowledge, there is no R package for multivariate splits (i.e.
> oblique decision trees)?

I know of such packages, but no public ones.

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