Number of randomly sampled predictorsSource:
The number of predictors that will be randomly sampled at each split when creating tree models.
A two-element vector holding the defaults for the smallest and largest possible values, respectively. If a transformation is specified, these values should be in the transformed units.
transobject from the
scalespackage, such as
scales::reciprocal_trans(). If not provided, the default is used which matches the units used in
range. If no transformation,
This parameter is used for regularized or penalized models such as
parsnip::rand_forest() and others.
mtry_long() has the values on the
log10 scale and is helpful when the data contain a large number of predictors.
Since the scale of the parameter depends on the number of columns in the
data set, the upper bound is set to
unknown but can be filled in via the
mtry_prop() is a variation on
mtry() where the value is
interpreted as the proportion of predictors that will be randomly sampled
at each split rather than the count.
This parameter is not intended for use in accommodating engines that take in
this argument as a proportion;
mtry is often a main model argument
rather than an engine-specific argument, and thus should not have an
When wrapping modeling engines that interpret
mtry in its sense as a
proportion, use the
mtry() parameter in
process the passed argument in an internal wrapping function as
mtry / number_of_predictors. In addition, introduce a logical argument
counts to the wrapping function, defaulting to
TRUE, that indicates
whether to interpret the supplied argument as a count rather than a proportion.
For an example implementation, see