plot.gbm

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Marginal plots of fitted gbm objects

Plots the marginal effect of the selected variables by "integrating" out the other variables.

Keywords
hplot
Usage
plot.gbm(x, 
         i.var = 1, 
         n.trees = x$n.trees, 
         continuous.resolution = 100, 
         return.grid = FALSE,
         ...)
Arguments
x
a gbm.object fitted using a call to gbm
i.var
a vector of indices of the variables to plot. The variables are indexed in the same order that they appear in the initial gbm formula. If length(i.var) is between 1 and 3 then plot.gbm produces the plots. Otherwise,
n.trees
the number of trees used to generate the plot. Only the first n.trees trees will be used.
continuous.resolution
The number of equally space points at which to evaluate continuous predictors
return.grid
if true then plot.gbm produces no graphics and only returns the grid of evaluation points and their average predictions. This is useful for customizing the graphics for special variable types or for dimensions greater than 3.
...
other arguments passed to the plot function.
Details

plot.gbm produces low dimensional projections of the gbm.object by integrating out the variables not included in the i.var argument. The function selects a grid of points and uses the weighted tree traversal method described in Friedman (2001) to do the integration. Based on the variable types included in the projection, plot.gbm selects an appropriate display choosing amongst line plots, contour plots, and lattice plots. If the default graphics are not sufficient the user may set return.grid=TRUE, store the result of the function, and develop another graphic display more appropriate to the particular example.

Value

  • Nothing unless return.grid is true then plot.gbm produces no graphics and only returns the grid of evaluation points and their average predictions.

References

J.H. Friedman (2001). "Greedy Function Approximation: A Gradient Boosting Machine," Annals of Statistics 29(4).

See Also

gbm, gbm.object, plot

Aliases
  • plot.gbm
Documentation reproduced from package gbm, version 0.6, License: GPL (version 2 or newer)

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