rfokpred | R Documentation |

This function is to make spatial predictions using the hybrid method of random forest and ordinary kriging (RFOK).

rfokpred( longlat, trainx, trainy, longlatpredx, predx, mtry = function(p) max(1, floor(sqrt(p))), ntree = 500, nmax = 12, vgm.args = ("Sph"), block = 0, ... )

`longlat` |
a dataframe contains longitude and latitude of point samples (i.e., trainx and trainy). |

`trainx` |
a dataframe or matrix contains columns of predictive variables. |

`trainy` |
a vector of response, must have length equal to the number of rows in trainx. |

`longlatpredx` |
a dataframe contains longitude and latitude of point locations (i.e., the centres of grids) to be predicted. |

`predx` |
a dataframe or matrix contains columns of predictive variables for the grids to be predicted. |

`mtry` |
a function of number of remaining predictor variables to use as the mtry parameter in the randomForest call. |

`ntree` |
number of trees to grow. This should not be set to too small a number, to ensure that every input row gets predicted at least a few times. By default, 500 is used. |

`nmax` |
for local predicting: the number of nearest observations that should be used for a prediction or simulation, where nearest is defined in terms of the space of the spatial locations. By default, 12. |

`vgm.args` |
arguments for vgm, e.g. variogram model of response variable and anisotropy parameters. see notes vgm in gstat for details. By default, "Sph" is used. |

`block` |
block size. see krige in gstat for details. |

`...` |
other arguments passed on to randomForest or gstat. |

A dataframe of longitude, latitude, predictions and variances. The variances are produced by OK based on the residuals of rf.

This function is largely based rfcv in randomForest. When 'A zero or negative range was fitted to variogram' occurs, to allow OK running, the range was set to be positive by using min(vgm1$dist). In this case, caution should be taken in applying this method, although sometimes it can still outperform IDW and OK.

Jin Li

Liaw, A. and M. Wiener (2002). Classification and Regression by randomForest. R News 2(3), 18-22.

## Not run: data(petrel) data(petrel.grid) rfokpred1 <- rfokpred(petrel[, c(1,2)], petrel[, c(1,2, 6:9)], petrel[, 3], petrel.grid[, c(1,2)], petrel.grid, ntree = 500, nmax = 12, vgm.args = ("Sph")) names(rfokpred1) ## End(Not run)

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