Building Decision Trees in Python
Subject:   Nice Exposition - Poor Application
Date:   2006-10-20 07:01:12
From:   dlmoore
Gotta love computer science guys. This is a cute use of decision trees but ridiculously implausible as a real world app. Statistical techniques such as Maximum Likelihood and/or Bayesian estimation have been honed over 50 years to provide a sound basis to classify random data and, while there are isomorphisms between statistical techniques and concepts like entropy, what you are proposing offers no means to assess the statistical validity and specification of your tree.