I’m currently in the process of writing a report using boosted regression trees. I’m currently using guidelines provided by Elith et al here, and here
They provide the function
gbm.step, which performs 10-fold cross validation on the boosted regression tree. It also has a nifty
gbm.plot function, producing partial dependence plots. Unforunately, it kept giving me this error:
Error: could not find function "windows"
This means that the function
windows() is being called inside
gbm.plot(). So I looked into what the heck
windows is and it turns out it opens a graphics device, but is the command reserved for windows machines - I use a mac, and the equivalent command is
X11(). I found this out thanks to this website.
So I simply found the source code for
gbm.plot, and replaced
Hopefully this will prove helpful to someone.