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- (data mining) A data-analysis method that recursively partitions data into sets each of which are simply modeled using regression methods.
2000, Ivan H. Witten & Eibe Frank, Data Mining, page 70:
- Because statisticians use the term regression for the process of computing an expression that predicts a numeric quantity, decision trees with averaged numeric values at the leaves are called regression trees.
- A classification and regression tree.