Difference between cforest and Random Forest in R

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#1

Hello R Users,

While using random forest in R, i came across cforest which is known to be better than random forest.
I check its documentation but couldn’t get clear about, what makes it powerful.

All I could understand from the documentation is, cforest includes OOB(out-of-bag) observations which permits it to work on larger information available as compared to random forest.

I’ve tried searching for its answer, but failed to do so.

Please explain to me in simple terms.


#2

hi @indutaneja11,

Please take a look below:

So,it can be said that cforest does weighted averages whereas for randomforests it is the normal average.
You can take a look at v50i11.pdf (438.5 KB) for a more detailed understanding.