[R] Extraction of rules from Support Vector Machines

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Sat Dec 17 20:22:08 CET 2011

On 16.12.2011 08:44, Paul Smith wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am using the svm() function of package e1071 for creating Support
> Vector Machines prediction models. As far as I understand, there is no
> function in this package to extract rules of prediction. Is there some
> other package with such a functionality?

Those "rules" are implicitly stored in the object that is returned by 
svm() and they can be applied using predict(). A nice output and 
particularly an interpretation of the estimates is much harder and I 
don't know about such functionality.

Uwe Ligges

> Thanks in advance,
> Paul
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