[R] random forest application

Li, Yan Yan_Li at ibi.com
Fri Jun 20 17:35:54 CEST 2014

Thanks for the reply...Actually you answered my question....I just want to know how people use it...

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From: Sarah Goslee [mailto:sarah.goslee at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2014 11:31 AM
To: Li, Yan
Cc: r-help at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] random forest application


This is not an R question, so really not appropriate for the list.

The answer depends on what "worth it" means to you.

There are many applications:


On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 10:12 AM, Li, Yan <Yan_Li at ibi.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Is anyone using random forest for predicting? Some people claimed that it will give more accurate result than decision tree. But considering it builds 500(by default) full trees, is it worth to use random forest to predict instead of decision tree? What typical applications of this algorithm?
> Thank you!
> Regards,
> Yan
Sarah Goslee

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