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Tree-Structured Methods

Statistical and Numerical Computing

  1. Michael Leblanc

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vat024

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

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Leblanc, M. 2006. Tree-Structured Methods. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 6.

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  1. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Tree-structured methods are a class of adaptive statistical procedures used for exploratory data analysis and classification. An important feature of tree-structured models is that they yield results that can be expressed as a binary decision tree which can often facilitate data exploration.