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.. _df_classification:
Classification Decision Forest

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Decision forest classifier is a special case of the :ref:`decision_forest` model.
Details
=======
Given:
 :math:`n` feature vectors :math:`X = \{x_1 = (x_{11}, \ldots, x_{1p}), \ldots, x_n = (x_{n1}, \ldots, x_{np}) \}`
of size :math:`p`;
 their nonnegative sample weights :math:`w = (w_1, \ldots, w_n)`;
 the vector of class labels :math:`y = (y_1, \ldots, y_n)` that describes the class
to which the feature vector :math:`x_i` belongs,
where :math:`y_i \in \{0, 1, \ldots, C1\}` and :math:`C` is the number of classes.
The problem is to build a decision forest classifier.
Training Stage
**************
Decision forest classifier follows the algorithmic framework of
decision forest training with Gini impurity metrics as impurity
metrics [Breiman84]_.
If sample weights are provided as input, the library uses a weighted version of the algorithm.
Gini index is an impurity metric, calculated as follows:
.. math::
{I}_{Gini}\left(D\right)=1\sum _{i=0}^{C1}{p}_{i}^{2}
where
 :math:`D` is a set of observations that reach the node;
 :math:`p_i` is specified in the table below:
.. tabularcolumns:: \Y{0.2}\Y{0.8}
.. listtable:: Decision Forest Classification: impurity calculations
:widths: 10 10
:headerrows: 1
:align: left
*  Without sample weights
 With sample weights
*  :math:`p_i` is the observed fraction of observations that belong to class :math:`i` in :math:`D`
 :math:`p_i` is the observed weighted fraction of observations that belong to class :math:`i` in :math:`D`:
.. math::
p_i = \frac{\sum_{d \in \{d \in D  y_d = i \}} W_d}{\sum_{d \in D} W_d}
Prediction Stage
****************
Given decision forest classifier and vectors :math:`x_1, \ldots, x_r`,
the problem is to calculate the labels for those
vectors. To solve the problem for each given query vector :math:`x_i`,
the algorithm finds the leaf node in a tree in the
forest that gives the classification response by that tree. The
forest chooses the label y taking the majority of trees in the
forest voting for that label.
Outofbag Error
****************
Decision forest classifier follows the algorithmic framework for
calculating the decision forest outofbag (OOB) error, where
aggregation of the outofbag predictions in all trees and
calculation of the OOB error of the decision forest is done as
follows:

For each vector :math:`x_i` in the dataset :math:`X`, predict its label :math:`\hat{y_i}` by having the majority of votes from the trees that
contain :math:`x_i` in their OOB set, and vote for that label.

Calculate the OOB error of the decision forest :math:`T` as the average
of misclassifications:
.. math::
OOB(T) = \frac{1}{{D}^{\text{'}}}\sum _{y_i \in {D}^{\text{'}}}I\{y_i \ne \hat{y_i}\}\text{,where }{D}^{\text{'}}={\bigcup }_{b=1}^{B}\overline{D_b}.
 If OOB error value per each observation is required, then calculate the prediction error for :math:`x_i`: :math:`OOB(x_i) = I\{{y}_{i}\ne \hat{{y}_{i}}\}`
Variable Importance
*******************
The library computes *Mean Decrease Impurity* (MDI) importance
measure, also known as the *Gini importance* or *Mean Decrease
Gini*, by using the Gini index as impurity metrics.
Usage of Training Alternative
=============================
To build a Decision Forest Classification model using methods of the Model Builder class of Decision Forest Classification,
complete the following steps:
 Create a Decision Forest Classification model builder using a constructor with the required number of classes and trees.
 Create a decision tree and add nodes to it:
 Use the ``createTree`` method with the required number of nodes in a tree and a label of the class for which the tree is created.
 Use the ``addSplitNode`` and ``addLeafNode`` methods to add split and leaf nodes to the created tree.
See the note below describing the decision tree structure.
 After you add all nodes to the current tree, proceed to creating the next one in the same way.
 Use the ``getModel`` method to get the trained Decision Forest Classification model after all trees have been created.
.. note::
Each tree consists of internal nodes (called nonleaf or split nodes) and external nodes (leaf nodes).
Each split node denotes a feature test that is a Boolean expression, for example,
f < ``featureValue`` or f = ``featureValue``, where f is a feature and ``featureValue`` is a constant.
The test type depends on the feature type: continuous, categorical, or ordinal.
For more information on the test types, see :ref:`decision_tree`.
The inducted decision tree is a binary tree, meaning that each nonleaf node has exactly two branches: true and false.
Each split node contains ``featureIndex``, the index of the feature used for the feature test in this node, and ``featureValue``,
the constant for the Boolean expression in the test. Each leaf node contains a ``classLabel``, the predicted class for this leaf.
For more information on decision trees, see :ref:`decision_tree`.
Add nodes to the created tree in accordance with the precalculated structure of the tree.
Check that the leaf nodes do not have children nodes and that the splits have exactly two children.
Examples
********
.. tabs::
.. tab:: C++ (CPU)
 :cpp_example:`df_cls_dense_batch_model_builder.cpp `
 :cpp_example:`df_cls_traversed_model_builder.cpp `
.. tab:: Java*
.. note:: There is no support for Java on GPU.
 :java_example:`DfClsDenseBatchModelBuilder.java `
 :java_example:`DfClsTraversedModelBuilder.java `
.. tab:: Python*
 :daal4py_example:`df_cls_dense_batch_model_builder.py`
 :daal4py_example:`df_cls_traversed_model_builder.py`
Batch Processing
================
Decision forest classification follows the general workflow described in :ref:`decision_forest` and :ref:`classification_usage_model`.
Training
********
In addition to the parameters of a classifier (see :ref:`classification_usage_model`) and decision forest parameters
described in :ref:`df_batch`, the training algorithm for decision forest classification has the
following parameters:
.. tabularcolumns:: \Y{0.15}\Y{0.15}\Y{0.7}
.. listtable:: Training Parameters for Decision Forest Classification (Batch Processing)
:widths: 10 10 60
:headerrows: 1
:align: left
:class: longtable
*  Parameter
 Default Value
 Description
*  ``algorithmFPType``
 ``float``
 The floatingpoint type that the algorithm uses for intermediate computations. Can be ``float`` or ``double``.
*  ``method``
 ``defaultDense``
 The computation method used by the decision forest classification.
For CPU:
 ``defaultDense``  default performanceoriented method
 ``hist``  inexact histogram computation method
For GPU:
 ``hist``  :ref:`inexact histogram computation method `
*  ``nClasses``
 Not applicable
 The number of classes. A required parameter.
Output
******
Decision forest classification calculates the result of regression
and decision forest. For more details, refer to :ref:`df_batch` and :ref:`classification_usage_model`.
Prediction
**********
For the description of the input and output, refer to :ref:`classification_usage_model`.
In addition to the parameters of a classifier, decision forest
classification has the following parameters at the prediction stage:
.. tabularcolumns:: \Y{0.15}\Y{0.15}\Y{0.7}
.. listtable:: Prediction Parameters for Decision Forest Classification (Batch Processing)
:widths: 10 10 60
:headerrows: 1
:align: left
:class: longtable
*  Parameter
 Default Value
 Description
*  ``algorithmFPType``
 ``float``
 The floatingpoint type that the algorithm uses for intermediate computations. Can be ``float`` or ``double``.
*  ``method``
 ``defaultDense``
 The computation method used by the decision forest classification. The
only prediction method supported so far is the default dense method.
*  ``nClasses``
 Not applicable
 The number of classes. A required parameter.
*  ``votingMethod``
 ``weighted``
 A flag that specifies which method is used to compute probabilities and class labels:
weighted
 Probability for each class is computed as a sample mean of estimates across all trees, where each estimate
is the normalized number of training samples for this class that were recorded in a particular leaf node for current input.
 The algorithm returns the label for the class that gets the maximal value in a sample mean.
unweighted
 Probabilities are computed as normalized votes distribution across all trees of the forest.
 The algorithm returns the label for the class that gets the majority of votes across all trees of the forest.
Examples
********
.. tabs::
.. tab:: oneAPI DPC++
Batch Processing:
 :ref:`dpc_df_cls_hist_batch.cpp`
.. tab:: oneAPI C++
Batch Processing:
 :ref:`cpp_df_cls_dense_batch.cpp`
.. tab:: C++ (CPU)
Batch Processing:
 :cpp_example:`df_cls_default_dense_batch.cpp `
 :cpp_example:`df_cls_hist_dense_batch.cpp `
 :cpp_example:`df_cls_traverse_model.cpp `
.. tab:: Java*
.. note:: There is no support for Java on GPU.
Batch Processing:
 :java_example:`DfClsDefaultDenseBatch.java `
 :java_example:`DfClsHistDenseBatch.java `
 :java_example:`DfClsTraverseModel.java `
.. tab:: Python*
Batch Processing:
 :daal4py_example:`decision_forest_classification_default_dense_batch.py`
 :daal4py_example:`decision_forest_classification_hist_batch.py`
 :daal4py_example:`decision_forest_classification_traverse_batch.py`