[R] QUestion on prediction of class from rpart

From: Kamakshi <laksh004_at_tc.umn.edu>
Date: Fri 11 Aug 2006 - 05:10:08 EST


Hello,

I am trying to predict the classes of a test data set after training an rpart tree.
When I run:
predict(rpart_object_based_on_training_data, newdata = "testdata", type = "class", na.action = na.pass)
I get an error message saying that a variable that is present in both training and test data sets has new
levels in the test set. This is true that there are new levels for some of the variables in the test set, although, the variables themselves are identical in both. My understanding from reading the documentation on
predict.rpart is that if one of the facor-variables does have new levels in the test set, it is passed through the tree and is left at the deepest possible node. I tried to run predict.rpart directly but it says "function not found". Does this have to be installed separately? I have loaded the rpart library to run the training data. I have not
found this exact situation in the Archives.

Thankyou
Kamakshi

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