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R for Data Science Cookbook (n)

By : Yu-Wei, Chiu (David Chiu)
Book Image

R for Data Science Cookbook (n)

By: Yu-Wei, Chiu (David Chiu)

Overview of this book

This cookbook offers a range of data analysis samples in simple and straightforward R code, providing step-by-step resources and time-saving methods to help you solve data problems efficiently. The first section deals with how to create R functions to avoid the unnecessary duplication of code. You will learn how to prepare, process, and perform sophisticated ETL for heterogeneous data sources with R packages. An example of data manipulation is provided, illustrating how to use the “dplyr” and “data.table” packages to efficiently process larger data structures. We also focus on “ggplot2” and show you how to create advanced figures for data exploration. In addition, you will learn how to build an interactive report using the “ggvis” package. Later chapters offer insight into time series analysis on financial data, while there is detailed information on the hot topic of machine learning, including data classification, regression, clustering, association rule mining, and dimension reduction. By the end of this book, you will understand how to resolve issues and will be able to comfortably offer solutions to problems encountered while performing data analysis.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
R for Data Science Cookbook
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Building a classification model with recursive partitioning trees

In the previous recipe, we introduced how to use logistic regression to build a classification model. We now cover how to use a recursive partitioning tree to predict customer behavior. A classification tree uses split condition to predict class labels based on one or multiple input variables. The classification process starts from the root node of the tree; at each node, the process will check whether the input value should recursively continue to the right or left sub-branch according to the split condition, and stops when meeting any leaf (terminal) nodes of the decision tree. In this recipe, we introduce how to apply a recursive partitioning tree on the shopping cart dataset.

Getting ready

Download the house rental dataset from first, and ensure you have installed R on your operating system.

How to do it…

Perform the following steps to build a classification...