predict.LogitBoost {caTools}R Documentation

Prediction Based on LogitBoost Classification Algorithm


Prediction or Testing using logitboost classification algorithm


## S3 method for class 'LogitBoost'
predict(object, xtest, type = c("class", "raw"), nIter=NA, ...)



An object of class "LogitBoost" see "Value" section of LogitBoost for details


A matrix or data frame with test data. Rows contain samples and columns contain features


See "Value" section


An optional integer, used to lower number of iterations (decision stumps) used in the decision making. If not provided than the number will be the same as the one provided in LogitBoost. If provided than the results will be the same as running LogitBoost with fewer iterations.


not used but needed for compatibility with generic predict method


Logitboost algorithm relies on a voting scheme to make classifications. Many (nIter of them) week classifiers are applied to each sample and their findings are used as votes to make the final classification. The class with the most votes "wins". However, with this scheme it is common for two cases have a tie (the same number of votes), especially if number of iterations is even. In that case NA is returned, instead of a label.


If type = "class" (default) label of the class with maximal probability is returned for each sample. If type = "raw", the a-posterior probabilities for each class are returned.


Jarek Tuszynski (SAIC)

See Also

LogitBoost has training half of LogitBoost code


# See LogitBoost example

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