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Write SVM Object to File

This function exports an SVM object (trained by svm) to two specified files. One is in the format that the function 'svm\_load\_model' of libsvm can read. The other is for scaling data, containing a data with centers and scales for all variables.

Keywords
classif, nonlinear, neural
Usage
write.svm(object, svm.file = "Rdata.svm",
          scale.file = "Rdata.scale", yscale.file = "Rdata.yscale")
Arguments
object

Object of class "svm", created by svm.

svm.file

filename to export the svm object to.

scale.file

filename to export the scaling data of the explanatory variables to.

yscale.file

filename to export the scaling data of the dependent variable to, if any.

Details

This function is useful when SVM models trained in R shall be used in other environments. The SVM model is saved in the standard format of libsvm. The scaling data are written to separate files because scaling data are not included in the standard format of libsvm. The format of the scaling data file is a n times 2 matrix: the n-th row corresponds to the n-th dimension of the data, the columns being formed of the corresponding mean and scale. If scaling information for the dependent variable exists (in case of regression models), it is stored in yet another file (1 times 2 matrix).

See Also

svm

Aliases
  • write.svm
Examples
# NOT RUN {
data(iris)
attach(iris)

## classification mode
# default with factor response:
model <- svm (Species~., data=iris)

# export SVM object to (temporary) files
svm_file <- tempfile()
scale_file <- tempfile()

write.svm(model, svm.file = svm_file, scale.file = scale_file)

# read scale file
# the n-th row is corresponding to n-th dimension. The 1st column contains the
# center value, the 2nd column is the scale value.
read.table(scale_file)

# clean up
unlink(svm_file)
unlink(scale_file)
# }
Documentation reproduced from package e1071, version 1.7-3, License: GPL-2 | GPL-3

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