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Binary trees for dissimilarity data


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  • Piccarreta, Raffaella
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    Binary segmentation procedures (in particular, classification and regression trees) are extended to study the relation between dissimilarity data and a set of explanatory variables. The proposed split criterion is very flexible, and can be applied to a wide range of data (e.g., mixed types of multiple responses, longitudinal data, sequence data). Also, it can be shown to be an extension of well-established criteria introduced in the literature on binary trees.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Computational Statistics & Data Analysis.

    Volume (Year): 54 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 6 (June)
    Pages: 1516-1524

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:csdana:v:54:y:2010:i:6:p:1516-1524

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    Keywords: Dissimilarity matrix Classification and regression trees Binary segmentation Multivariate responses Perception data Ecological data;


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    1. Marco Bonetti & Raffaella Piccarreta & Gaia Salford, 2013. "Parametric and Nonparametric Analysis of Life Courses: An Application to Family Formation Patterns," Demography, Springer, vol. 50(3), pages 881-902, June.


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