Date: Mon, 19 Jan 1998 16:18:40 -0300
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Hector E. Maletta" <hmaletta@OVERNET.COM.AR>
Subject: Re: seeking CHAID alternatives
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Thomas J Welander wrote:
> Hey there,
> I'm a CHAID user needing to evaluate what else is available in the
> current crop of decision tree software. I like CHAID and don't have any
> big desire to switch; the company needs me to do a routine software
> We primarily use CHAID for customer sat. applications, namely, examining
> customer service attributes in survey data to see what predicts
> satisfaction, customer loyalty, and value. For these purposes, the
> important features of CHAID are 1) its ability to compare predictors of
> mixed data types (nominal to ratio), 2) the predictor list output, and 3)
> segmentation tree output.
> I'm mainly looking for testimonials from users of CHAID and its
> alternatives. Also, any and all mentions of program names and other
> places to find advice would be appreciated. And please steer me toward
> the archives if y'all have covered this topic previously.
> I recognize some of your names from lurking sproradically in the past &
> look forward to getting acquainted.
> Tom Welander
> Elrick & Lavidge
Answer Tree is said to be the newly released SPSS alternative to CHAID.
In fact, the CHAID chi-square-based method is but one of the approaches
available with Answer Tree. But I haven't tasted it yet.
Universidad del Salvador
Buenos Aires, Argentina