Discussion on Fifty Years of Classification and Regression Trees

Rusch, Thomas and Zeileis, Achim (2014) Discussion on Fifty Years of Classification and Regression Trees. International Statistical Review, 82 (3). pp. 361-367. ISSN 1751-5823


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In this discussion paper, we argue that the literature on tree algorithms is very fragmented. We identify possible causes and discuss good and bad sides of this situation. Among the latter is the lack of free open-source implementations for many algorithms. We argue that if the community adopts a standard of creating and sharing free open-source implementations for their developed algorithms and creates easy access to these programs the bad sides of the fragmentation will be actively combated and will benefit the whole scientific community. (authors' abstract)

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Keywords: classification and regression trees / open-source software / discussion
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Statistics and Mathematics
Version of the Document: Draft
Variance from Published Version: Typographical
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2014 13:37
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 15:11
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/68909/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/4412


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