Lecture 19: Machine Learning - trees

March 30, 2023 (10th week of classes)

Learning from data - Machine Learning part 2: Classification trees

Classification and regression tress (CARTs) have become widely used machine learning tools. They are very robust predictive frameworks and have great graphical capabilties for representing complex data and models.

Reading (in-class). We will read the following small paper in class:

Download paper “What are decision trees”

Here is a WebBook that has great information on Classification Trees:


What is machine learning?
by Sabine Hauert, University of Bristol for the Royal Society


Download lecture: 3 slides per page and outline

Download lecture: 1 slide per page