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Retrieve variable range of decision tree node



    varRange = nodeVariableRange(tree,nodeID) returns the range of predictor variables varRange at the tree node specified by nodeID.

    varRange = nodeVariableRange(tree,nodeID,OmitUnusedVariables=omitUnusedVars) also specifies whether to omit the unused predictor variables from the returned varRange.


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    Create a decision tree for classification, and retrieve the range of variables at a specified node of the decision tree.

    Load the census1994 data set. The table adultdata contains six numeric and eight categorical variables.

    load census1994

    Train a classification tree based on the features contained in adultdata and the class labels in adultdata.salary. Limit the number of splits in the tree by specifying the name-value argument MaxNumSplits.

    tree = fitctree(adultdata,"salary",MaxNumSplits=31)
    tree = 
               PredictorNames: {1x14 cell}
                 ResponseName: 'salary'
        CategoricalPredictors: [2 4 6 7 8 9 10 14]
                   ClassNames: [<=50K    >50K]
               ScoreTransform: 'none'
              NumObservations: 32561
      Properties, Methods

    tree is a trained ClassificationTree model for classification.

    View the graphical display of the trained classification tree.


    Figure Classification tree viewer contains an axes object and other objects of type uimenu, uicontrol. The axes object contains 84 objects of type line, text.

    Retrieve the range of predictor variables at node 10.

    varRange = nodeVariableRange(tree,10)
    varRange = struct with fields:
                 age: [-Inf 20.5000]
        relationship: [Not-in-family    Other-relative    Own-child    Unmarried]
        capital_gain: [7.0735e+03 Inf]

    Input Arguments

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    Decision tree model, specified as one of the following:

    Node in the decision tree, specified as a positive integer scalar. nodeID must be less than or equal to the number of nodes in the decision tree.

    Data Types: single | double

    Indicator to omit unused predictor variables from varRange, specified as a numeric or logical 1 (true) or 0 (false).

    Output Arguments

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    Variable range at the decision tree node, returned as a structure. If a predictor variable is numeric, the corresponding field of varRange is a 1-by-2 numeric vector containing the lower and upper bounds. If a predictor variable is categorical, the corresponding field of varRange is a categorical array containing the categories subgroup.

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    Version History

    Introduced in R2020a