What is difference between random forest and decision tree



I am using the C5.0 decision tree and random forest package in R for doing classification problem my decision tree is performing alright but I came to know that random forest perform well in classification problem but I am not able to understand how and what are advantage and disadvantage of using random forest.


hi @hinduja1234,

A decision tree is a single tree whereas a random forest is an ensemble of decision trees.That is why it is a forest. :smile: