# Weka_classifier_functions

##### R/Weka Classifier Functions

R interfaces to Weka regression and classification function learners.

- Keywords
- models, regression, classif

##### Usage

```
LinearRegression(formula, data, subset, na.action,
control = Weka_control(), options = NULL)
Logistic(formula, data, subset, na.action,
control = Weka_control(), options = NULL)
SMO(formula, data, subset, na.action,
control = Weka_control(), options = NULL)
```

##### Arguments

- formula
- a symbolic description of the model to be fit.
- data
- an optional data frame containing the variables in the model.
- subset
- an optional vector specifying a subset of observations to be used in the fitting process.
- na.action
- a function which indicates what should happen when
the data contain
`NA`

s. See`model.frame`

for details. - control
- an object of class
`Weka_control`

giving options to be passed to the Weka learner. Available options can be obtained on-line using the Weka Option Wizard`WOW`

- options
- a named list of further options, or
`NULL`

(default). See**Details**.

##### Details

There are a `predict`

method for
predicting from the fitted models, and a `summary`

method based
on `evaluate_Weka_classifier`

.

`LinearRegression`

builds suitable linear regression models,
using the Akaike criterion for model selection.

`Logistic`

builds multinomial logistic regression models based on
ridge estimation (le Cessie and van Houwelingen, 1992).

`SMO`

implements John C. Platt's sequential minimal optimization
algorithm for training a support vector classifier using polynomial or
RBF kernels. Multi-class problems are solved using pairwise
classification.

The model formulae should only use the `+` and `-` operators
to indicate the variables to be included or not used, respectively.

Argument `options`

allows further customization. Currently,
options `model`

and `instances`

(or partial matches for
these) are used: if set to `TRUE`

, the model frame or the
corresponding Weka instances, respectively, are included in the fitted
model object, possibly speeding up subsequent computations on the
object. By default, neither is included.

##### Value

- A list inheriting from classes
`Weka_functions`

and`Weka_classifiers`

with components including classifier a reference (of class `jobjRef`

) to a Java object obtained by applying the Weka`buildClassifier`

method to build the specified model using the given control options.predictions a numeric vector or factor with the model predictions for the training instances (the results of calling the Weka `classifyInstance`

method for the built classifier and each instance).call the matched call.

##### References

J. C. Platt (1998).
Fast training of Support Vector Machines using Sequential Minimal
Optimization.
In B. Schoelkopf, C. Burges, and A. Smola (eds.),
*Advances in Kernel Methods --- Support Vector Learning*.
MIT Press.

I. H. Witten and E. Frank (2005).
*Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques*.
2nd Edition, Morgan Kaufmann, San Francisco.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
## Linear regression:
## Using standard data set 'mtcars'.
LinearRegression(mpg ~ ., data = mtcars)
## Compare to R:
step(lm(mpg ~ ., data = mtcars), trace = 0)
## Using standard data set 'chickwts'.
LinearRegression(weight ~ feed, data = chickwts)
## (Note the interactions!)
## Logistic regression:
## Using standard data set 'infert'.
STATUS <- factor(infert$case, labels = c("control", "case"))
Logistic(STATUS ~ spontaneous + induced, data = infert)
## Compare to R:
glm(STATUS ~ spontaneous + induced, data = infert, family = binomial())
## Sequential minimal optimization algorithm for training a support
## vector classifier, using am RBF kernel with a non-default gamma
## parameter (argument '-G') instead of the default polynomial kernel
## (from a question on r-help):
SMO(Species ~ ., data = iris,
control = Weka_control(K =
list("weka.classifiers.functions.supportVector.RBFKernel", G = 2)))
## In fact, by some hidden magic it also "works" to give the "base" name
## of the Weka kernel class:
SMO(Species ~ ., data = iris,
control = Weka_control(K = list("RBFKernel", G = 2)))
```

*Documentation reproduced from package RWeka, version 0.4-18, License: GPL-2*