regression tree

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regression tree (plural regression trees)

  1. (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[1], 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.
  2. A classification and regression tree.

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