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close this bookClassification and Regression Trees, Cart TM - A user manual for identifying indicators of vulnerability to famine and chronic food insecurity + disk (IFPRI, 1999, 56 p.)
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View the document1. Introduction
View the document2. Overview of CART
View the document3. Basic Principles of Cart Methodology
View the document4. Regression Trees: An Overview
View the document5. CART Software and Program Codes
View the document6. Refining CART Analyses
View the document7. Conclusions
Open this folder and view contentsAppendix 1: Condensed Examples of Classification-Tree Output (full output on diskette)
View the documentAppendix 2: A Condensed Example of Regression-Tree Output (full output on diskette)
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The International Food Policy Research Institute was established in 1975 to identify and analyze alternative national and international strategies and policies for meeting food needs of the developing world on a sustainable basis, with particular emphasis on low-income countries and on the poorer groups in those countries. While the research effort is geared to the precise objective of contributing to the reduction of hunger and malnutrition, the factors involved are many and wide-ranging, requiring analysis of underlying processes and extending beyond a narrowly defined food sector. The Institute's research program reflects worldwide collaboration with governments and private and public institutions interested in increasing food production and improving the equity of its distribution. Research results are disseminated to policymakers, opinion formers, administrators, policy analysts, researchers, and others concerned with national and international food and agricultural policy.

IFPRI is a research center of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research and receives support from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Argentina, the Asian Development Bank, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, the European Commission the Ford Foundation, France, the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), India, the Inter-American Development Bank. the International Development Research Centre (Canada), the International Fund for Agricultural Development, Ireland, Japan, the Land and Agriculture Policy Centre (South Africa), Mozambique, the Netherlands, Norway. the Philippines, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (Australia), South Africa, the Southern African Development Bank, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United Nations Children's Fund, the United States, and the World Bank.


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Statistical Software, Inc.


Copyright 1999 by the

International Food Policy Research Institute 2033 K Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006-1002 U.S.A.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data available

Yohannes, Yisehac

Classification and Regression Trees, Cartä: A User Manual for Identifying Indicators of Vulnerability to Famine and Chronic Food Insecurity / Yisehac Yohannes, Patrick Webb.
p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p.).
ISBN 0-89629-337-8