# Package: gbts

An implementation of hyperparameter optimization for Gradient Boosted Trees on binary classification and regression problems. The current version supports two optimization methods: Bayesian optimization and random search. Instead of returning the single best model, the final output is an ensemble of Gradient Boosted Trees constructed via the method of ensemble selection.

# Example

## Binary Classification

```
# Load German credit data
data(german_credit)
train <- german_credit$train
test <- german_credit$test
target_idx <- german_credit$target_idx
pred_idx <- german_credit$pred_idx
# Train a GBT model with optimization on AUC
model <- gbts(train[, pred_idx], train[, target_idx], nitr = 200, pfmc = "auc")
# Predict on test data
yhat_test <- predict(model, test[, pred_idx])
# Compute AUC on test data
comperf(test[, target_idx], yhat_test, pfmc = "auc")
```

## Regression

```
# Load Boston housing data
data(boston_housing)
train <- boston_housing$train
test <- boston_housing$test
target_idx <- boston_housing$target_idx
pred_idx <- boston_housing$pred_idx
# Train a GBT model with optimization on MSE
model <- gbts(train[, pred_idx], train[, target_idx], nitr = 200, pfmc = "mse")
# Predict on test data
yhat_test <- predict(model, test[, pred_idx])
# Compute MSE on test data
comperf(test[, target_idx], yhat_test, pfmc = "mse")
```

# Installation

To get the current released version from CRAN:

# Main Components

To see a list of functions and datasets provided by gbts: