# Do I need to specify any particular settings for Boruta feature selection in regression problems?

I trying to solve a linear regression problem and would like to select the most important variables to use. I came across the Boruta package in R.

I am using it as follows:

important_feat <- Boruta(DepVar ~ IndepVar1 + IndepVar2 + IndepVar3, data=df)


where the DepVar is my continuous dependent variable that I want to estimate for the regression.

I would like to know if I am using Boruta correctly for feature selection in regression-based problems.

• Have you checked the documentation? – Tim Jan 10 '18 at 15:43
• @Tim yes, however, there was not much which explicitly provides this information. – user121 Jan 10 '18 at 15:47