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Is the Random Trees Classifier equal to Random Forest?

Question asked by Martin_Mariager on Aug 10, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 30, 2019 by JDAcosta-esristaff

Hi ESRI community, 


Is the Random Trees Classifier in ArcMap 10.5 the same as what is named Random Forest in other applications/software?

I see that the parameters are the same and the design seems the same, but I need a verification of which algorithm is behind the classifier before I can implement it in my research. 


If this is the case, how do I acquire the metadata from each classification task run in ArcMap? I am specifically thinking of the out-of-bag (OOB) error and the variable importance (VI) estimates.