Is boosting algorithm only applied to rpart tree



I have download the adabag package in which also rpart package is downloaded .I want to know that is the boosting algorithm only applicable to rpart or it can be used with other classifier like C5.0 decision tree,SVM.


Boosting is a very powerful concept in analytics and if it was the case that it can be used on only one technique,don’t you think that it would have been an injustice to boosting. :stuck_out_tongue:
You can refer to
ensemble_data_mining.pdf (2.6 MB)


boosting is a method as SVM, to use SVM below boosting is possible SVM becomes your weak learner, but there you have to write yourself the boosting algorithm adabag in R uses rpart and you can not modify to my knowledge the weak learner.