R/is.redundant.R

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## Find redundant rules
## redundant rules are rules which do not improve confidence over the
## confidence of their proper sub-rules (i.e., have a negative improvement).

setMethod("is.redundant", signature(x = "rules"),
  function(x, measure = "confidence") {
    interestMeasure(x, measure = "improvement", transactions = NULL, reuse = TRUE, 
      quality_measure = measure) <= 0
  }
)

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