I'm training a random forest model to predict a categorical outcome. Is there any way I can make the model apply four methods of sampling without having to write four separate codes (one for each sampling method)?

My code is as follows:

ctrl = trainControl(method = "repeatedcv", number=10, repeats=3, sampling = "down", classProbs = TRUE, savePredictions=TRUE, summaryFunction = twoClassSummary)
grid = expand.grid(.mtry=c(1:12))
m.rf = train(fast11 ~ ., data = fast11.inp.1, method = "rf", metric = "ROC", trControl=ctrl, tuneGrid=grid)

I wanted to use "down, up, smote, rose" in the same code, instead of writing three identical codes just replacing "down" for "up", "rose" and "smote".


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Just looking into this myself. Have you tried adding a vector to the trainControl?

sampling = c("up", "down", "rose", "smote")

Otherwise you can change the trainControl sampling via:

trainControl$sampling <- "up"

And from there it should be simple enough to construct a loop.


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