getTree | R Documentation |

This function extract the structure of a tree from a
`randomForest`

object.

getTree(rfobj, k=1, labelVar=FALSE)

`rfobj` |
a |

`k` |
which tree to extract? |

`labelVar` |
Should better labels be used for splitting variables and predicted class? |

For numerical predictors, data with values of the variable less than or equal to the splitting point go to the left daughter node.

For categorical predictors, the splitting point is represented by an
integer, whose binary expansion gives the identities of the categories
that goes to left or right. For example, if a predictor has four
categories, and the split point is 13. The binary expansion of 13 is
(1, 0, 1, 1) (because *13 = 1*2^0 + 0*2^1 + 1*2^2 + 1*2^3*), so cases with
categories 1, 3, or 4 in this predictor get sent to the left, and the rest
to the right.

A matrix (or data frame, if `labelVar=TRUE`

) with six columns and
number of rows equal to total number of nodes in the tree. The six
columns are:

`left daughter` |
the row where the left daughter node is; 0 if the node is terminal |

`right daughter` |
the row where the right daughter node is; 0 if the node is terminal |

`split var` |
which variable was used to split the node; 0 if the node is terminal |

`split point` |
where the best split is; see Details for categorical predictor |

`status` |
is the node terminal (-1) or not (1) |

`prediction` |
the prediction for the node; 0 if the node is not terminal |

Andy Liaw andy_liaw@merck.com

`randomForest`

data(iris) ## Look at the third trees in the forest. getTree(randomForest(iris[,-5], iris[,5], ntree=10), 3, labelVar=TRUE)

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