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Introduction to Tree-Based Machine Learning

The following videos cover the underlying methods in the SPM® 8.2 Software Suite and provide demonstrations of each of the modeling engines.

Software Featured in the Videos:

  • SPM® 8.2 Software Suite
  • CART® Software
  • RandomForests® Software
  • TreeNet® Software
  • MARS® Software
  • RuleLearner™ Software
  • ISLE© Software
  • GeneralizedPathSeeker™ Software

Random Forests Supported Filetypes

Random Forests Supported Filetypes

The RandomForests® data-translation engine supports data conversions for more than 80 file formats, including popular statistical-analysis packages such as SAS® and SPSS®, databases such as Oracle and Informix, and spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel and Lotus 1-2-3.

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Random Forests®

Random Forests

Breiman and Cutler’s Random Forests:
Random Forests is a bagging tool that leverages the power of multiple alternative analyses, randomization strategies, and ensemble learning to produce accurate models, insightful variable importance ranking, and laser-sharp reporting on a record-by-record basis for deep data understanding. Its strengths are spotting outliers and anomalies in data, displaying proximity clusters, predicting future outcomes, identifying important predictors, discovering data patterns, replacing missing values with imputations, and providing insightful graphics
Cluster and Segment:
Much of the insight provided by Random Forests is generated by methods applied after the trees are grown and include new technology for identifying clusters or segments in data as well as new methods for ranking the importance of variables. The method was developed by Leo Breiman and Adele Cutler of the University of California, Berkeley, and is licensed exclusively to Salford Systems. Ongoing research is being undertaken by Salford Systems in collaboration with Professor Adele Cutler, the surviving co-author of Random Forests.
Suited for Wide Datasets:
Random Forests is a collection of many CART trees that are not influenced by each other when constructed. The sum of the predictions made from decision trees determines the overall prediction of the forest. Random Forests is best suited for the analysis of complex data structures embedded in small to moderate data sets containing less than 10,000 rows but potentially millions of columns.

 

 

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Product Versions

SPM® 8.2 Product Versions

Ultra
The best of the best. For the modeler who must have access to leading edge technology available and fastest run times including major advances in ensemble modeling, interaction detection and automation. ULTRA also provides advance access to new features as they become available in frequent upgrades.
ProEx
For the modeler who needs cutting-edge data mining technology, including extensive automation of workflows typical for experienced data analysts and dozens of extensions to the Salford data mining engines.
Pro
A true predictive modeling workbench designed for the professional data miner. Variety of supporting conventional statistical modeling tools, programming language, reporting services, and a modest selection of workflow automation options.
Basic
Literally the basics. Salford Systems award winning data mining engines without extensions or automation or surrounding statistical services, programming language, and sophisticated reporting. Designed for small budgets while still delivering our world famous engines

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Software Demonstrations

resources software demonstrations

The videos contains the demonstrations of the techniques using the SPM® 8.2 Software Suite. Software Featured in the Videos: SPM® 8.2 Software Suite, CART® Software, RandomForests® Software, TreeNet® Software, MARS® Software, RuleLearner™ Software, ISLE© Software, GeneralizedPathSeeker™ Software

SPM® 8.2 Software Suite Demonstrations

Introduction to SPM® 8.2 Software & Exploring Data

 

A Fast Introduction to RandomForests® Software

 

CART® Software For Regression: Part I

 
This video provides an introduction to CART® software using the SPM® 8.2 Software Suite.

Introduction to MARS® Software for Regression

 

Introduction to TreeNet® Software for Binary Classification

 

Scoring New Data (Generate Predictions)

 
Table of Contents: click the button to the left of the full screen button (hover your mouse over the lower right hand corner of the video)

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