[R] decision trees using the Hellinger distance rather than

Erik Iverson eiverson at NMDP.ORG
Fri Oct 2 17:43:46 CEST 2009

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> On Behalf Of Rajarshi Guha
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> Subject: [R] decision trees using the Hellinger distance rather than
> Hi, while working with decision trees and unbalanced data, I came across
> the
> use of the Hellinger distance as an alternative to information gain [1,2],
> when dealing with skewed data. Does anybody know of R implementations of
> this approach to decision trees?
> Thanks,
> [1] http://www.cse.nd.edu/Reports/2008/TR-2008-06.pdf
> [2] http://csmr.ca.sandia.gov/~wpk/slides/wdmda-sem.pdf
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> Rajarshi Guha
> NIH Chemical Genomics Center
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