[R] Example Data Set(s) for nnet, rpart

Ko-Kang Kevin Wang kwan022 at stat.auckland.ac.nz
Sun May 25 10:15:23 CEST 2003


I'm doing a presentation on Neural Networks and Tree-Based Models in two 
weeks, at the moment I'm looking for a data set to use in the 
presentation.  What I would like to use is a good old data, like the Iris 
data, that is already known by every statisticians.

MASS4 uses the cpus data in Chapter 8.10 and the Cushing's syndrome in 
Chapter 12.4.  These two data sets plus the Iris data I have mentioned 
make three possible candidate data sets.  Does anyone has a good 
recommendation as to which data set is better?  

While I'm at it.  Is it technically correct to obtain (using residuals()) 
the residual sum of square from the nnet() and rpart() models.  Then say 
one is better than the other based on the statistic?



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Ko-Kang Kevin Wang
Master of Science (MSc) Student
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Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
New Zealand
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