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SimpleLogistic (3.6)

KNIME WEKA nodes version 2.10.2.v202003301209 by KNIME AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Classifier for building linear logistic regression models. LogitBoost with simple regression functions as base learners is used for fitting the logistic models. The optimal number of LogitBoost iterations to perform is cross-validated, which leads to automatic attribute selection. For more information see: Niels Landwehr, Mark Hall, Eibe Frank (2005). Logistic Model Trees. Marc Sumner, Eibe Frank, Mark Hall: Speeding up Logistic Model Tree Induction. In: 9th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, 675-683, 2005.

(based on WEKA 3.6)

For further options, click the 'More' - button in the dialog.

All weka dialogs have a panel where you can specify classifier-specific parameters.


Class column
Choose the column that contains the target variable.
Preliminary Attribute Check

The Preliminary Attribute Check tests the underlying classifier against the DataTable specification at the inport of the node. Columns that are compatible with the classifier are marked with a green 'ok'. Columns which are potentially not compatible are assigned a red error message.

Important: If a column is marked as 'incompatible', it does not necessarily mean that the classifier cannot be executed! Sometimes, the error message 'Cannot handle String class' simply means that no nominal values are available (yet). This may change during execution of the predecessor nodes.

Capabilities: [Nominal attributes, Binary attributes, Unary attributes, Empty nominal attributes, Numeric attributes, Date attributes, Missing values, Nominal class, Binary class, Missing class values] Dependencies: [] min # Instance: 1

Classifier Options

I: Set fixed number of iterations for LogitBoost

S: Use stopping criterion on training set (instead of cross-validation)

P: Use error on probabilities (rmse) instead of misclassification error for stopping criterion

M: Set maximum number of boosting iterations

H: Set parameter for heuristic for early stopping of LogitBoost. If enabled, the minimum is selected greedily, stopping if the current minimum has not changed for iter iterations. By default, heuristic is enabled with value 50. Set to zero to disable heuristic.

W: Set beta for weight trimming for LogitBoost. Set to 0 for no weight trimming.

A: The AIC is used to choose the best iteration (instead of CV or training error).

Input Ports

Training data

Output Ports

Trained classifier


Weka Node View
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