[R] SVM parameters...

From: Vivek Subramanian <subramanian.vivek_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon 27 Jun 2005 - 17:18:14 EST


hi,

i am really sorry to ask this on the list, but i havent been able to find anything on this topic.

i would like to know how the various parameters in the svm function call in library e1071 work. all the literature that i was able to find on the internet have been on the mathematics and derivation of equations of the SVM or some very specific examples that relate to biostatistics. i have been unable to find a concise description of how these parameters affect the model.
so far i have been using a brute force method, running all possible permutations and combinations , but this is taking enormous amounts of time.

i would be grateful for any help that you could provide.

thanks and regards ,
vivek.



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