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Random Spatial Forests

  title={Random Spatial Forests},
  author={Travis Hee Wai and Michael Tesauro Young and Adam Szpiro},
  journal={arXiv: Methodology},
We introduce random spatial forests, a method of bagging regression trees allowing for spatial correlation. Our main contribution is the development of a computationally efficient tree building algorithm which selects each split of the tree adjusting for spatial correlation. We evaluate two different approaches for estimation of random spatial forests, a pseudo-likelihood approach combining random forests with kriging and a non-parametric version for a general class of spatial smoothers. We… Expand

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