rpart.object {rpart}R Documentation

Recursive Partitioning and Regression Trees Object


These are objects representing fitted rpart trees.


frame data frame with one row for each node in the tree. The row.names of frame contain the (unique) node numbers that follow a binary ordering indexed by node depth. Elements of frame include var, the variable used in the split at each node (leaf nodes are denoted by the string <leaf>), n, the size of each node, wt, the sum of case weights for the node, dev, the deviance of each node, yval, the fitted value of the response at each node, and splits, a two column matrix of left and right split labels for each node. All of these are the same as for an rpart object.
Extra response information is in yval2, which contains the number of events at the node (poisson), or a matrix containing the fitted class, the class counts for each node and the class probabilities (classification). Also included in the frame are complexity, the complexity parameter at which this split will collapse, ncompete, the number of competitor splits retained, and nsurrogate, the number of surrogate splits retained.
where vector, the same length as the number of observations in the root node, containing the row number of frame corresponding to the leaf node that each observation falls into.
splits a matrix describing the splits. The row label is the name of the split variable, and columns are count, the number of observations sent left or right by the split (for competitor splits this is the number that would have been sent left or right had this split been used, for surrogate splits it is the number missing the primary split variable which were decided using this surrogate), ncat, the number of categories or levels for the variable (+/-1 for a continuous variable), improve, which is the improvement in deviance given by this split, or, for surrogates, the concordance of the surrogate with the primary, and split, the numeric split point. The last column adj gives the adjusted concordance for surrogate splits. For a factor, the split column contains the row number of the csplit matrix. For a continuous variable, the sign of ncat determines whether the subset x < cutpoint or x > cutpoint is sent to the left.
csplit this will be present only if one of the split variables is a factor. There is one row for each such split, and column i = 1 if this level of the factor goes to the left, 3 if it goes to the right, and 2 if that level is not present at this node of the tree. For an ordered categorical variable all levels are marked as R/L, including levels that are not present.
method the method used to grow the tree.
cptable the table of optimal prunings based on a complexity parameter.
terms an object of mode expression and class term summarizing the formula. Used by various methods, but typically not of direct relevance to users.
call an image of the call that produced the object, but with the arguments all named and with the actual formula included as the formula argument. To re-evaluate the call, say update(tree).
Optional components include the matrix of predictors (x) and the response variable (y) used to construct the rpart object.


The following components must be included in a legitimate rpart object. Of these, only the where component has the same length as the data used to fit the rpart object.

See Also


[Package rpart version 3.1-27 Index]