[R] CART: rapart vs bagging

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Feb 1 18:39:11 CET 2004

On Sun, 1 Feb 2004, Qin Liu wrote:

> Is here anyone knows the difference between rapart and bagging when grow a
> CART tree? 

Short answer: `Yes'.

Slightly longer answer: `rapart classification tree' is not something
Google knows about, and bagging is not to do with `grow a tree'.

More informative answer:

Bagging is a method to combine ensembles of classification trees, and
*rpart* is a package in R which does grow and prune classification trees.

CART is the trademark of a commercial program to grow and prune
classification trees.

Put `bagging Breiman' into Google to help you with the concept of bagging,
and then look at package ipred.

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