2 packages on CRAN
Extreme Gradient Boosting, which is an efficient implementation of the gradient boosting framework from Chen & Guestrin (2016) <doi:10.1145/2939672.2939785>. This package is its R interface. The package includes efficient linear model solver and tree learning algorithms. The package can automatically do parallel computation on a single machine which could be more than 10 times faster than existing gradient boosting packages. It supports various objective functions, including regression, classification and ranking. The package is made to be extensible, so that users are also allowed to define their own objectives easily.
For tree ensembles such as random forests, regularized random forests and gradient boosted trees, this package provides functions for: extracting, measuring and pruning rules; selecting a compact rule set; summarizing rules into a learner; calculating frequent variable interactions; formatting rules in latex code.