[R] e1071::SVM calculate distance to separating hyperplane

David Meyer david.meyer at wu-wien.ac.at
Thu Dec 29 01:54:42 CET 2005

predict.svm() can give you the decision values which are the distances
you are looking for (up to a scaling constant).


>I know this question has been posed before, but I didnt find the answer in
>the R-help archive, so please accept my sincere apologies for being
>How can one (elegantly) calculate the distance between data points (in the
>transformed space, I suppose) and the hyperplane that separates the 2
>categories when using svm() from the e1071 library?

>thanks a lot,

Dr. David Meyer
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