[R] rpart leaves

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun May 26 08:56:53 CEST 2002

On Sun, 26 May 2002, Ko-Kang Kevin Wang wrote:

> Is it possible to manually specify how many leaves I want for a tree
> fitted by rpart(), or tree()?

Up to a point.  You can prune a tree to any member of the cost-complexity
sequence, but there need not be one of the given size.  prune.tree
allows one to specify a target size, and as I recall it package maptree has
Prune.rpart which is similar for rpart.  Check their help pages for exactly
what they do if the target size is not in the cost-complexity sequence.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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