By Jerome Friedman, Leo Breiman, Charles J. Stone, R. A. Olshen

The method used to build tree dependent principles is the point of interest of this monograph. not like many different statistical tactics, which moved from pencil and paper to calculators, this text's use of timber used to be unthinkable earlier than desktops.

Both the sensible and theoretical facets were constructed within the authors' research of tree tools. Classification and Regression Trees displays those aspects, protecting using timber as a knowledge research procedure, and in a extra mathematical framework, proving a few of their primary houses.

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