Re: [R] CART and CHAID

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 08:16:59 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 21 Jul 2008, Chua Siang Li wrote:

> Can I say that RPART is a modified algo of CART and PARTY a modified of
Not truthfully. CART is a trademark of commercial software. rpart (sic) is similar but not 'modified' from anything -- it is an independent implementation of the ideas in Breiman, Friedman, Olshen and Stone (with some extra ideas by Terry Therneau and others).

party (sic) is very much more general than CHAID.

> Thanks.
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> Chua Siang Li
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> Acceval Pte Ltd
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Brian D. Ripley,        
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