A description of a resampling algorithm contains all necessary information to
create a ResampleInstance, when given the size of the data set.
makeResampleDesc(
method,
predict = "test",
...,
stratify = FALSE,
stratify.cols = NULL,
fixed = FALSE,
blocking.cv = FALSE
)
Arguments
method 
(character(1) )
“CV” for crossvalidation, “LOO” for leaveoneout, “RepCV” for
repeated crossvalidation, “Bootstrap” for outofbag bootstrap, “Subsample” for
subsampling, “Holdout” for holdout, “GrowingWindowCV” for growing window
crossvalidation, “FixedWindowCV” for fixed window cross validation. 
predict 
(character(1) )
What to predict during resampling: “train”, “test” or “both” sets.
Default is “test”. 
... 
(any)
Further parameters for strategies.
 iters (
integer(1) ) Number of iterations, for “CV”, “Subsample”
and “Bootstrap”.
 split (
numeric(1) ) Proportion of training cases for “Holdout” and
“Subsample” between 0 and 1. Default is 2 / 3.
 reps (
integer(1) ) Repeats for “RepCV”. Here iters = folds * reps .
Default is 10.
 folds (
integer(1) ) Folds in the repeated CV for RepCV .
Here iters = folds * reps . Default is 10.
 horizon (
numeric(1) ) Number of observations in the forecast test set for “GrowingWindowCV”
and “FixedWindowCV”. When horizon > 1 this will be treated as the number of
observations to forecast, else it will be a fraction of the initial window. IE,
for 100 observations, initial window of .5, and horizon of .2, the test set will have
10 observations. Default is 1.
 initial.window (
numeric(1) ) Fraction of observations to start with
in the training set for “GrowingWindowCV” and “FixedWindowCV”.
When initial.window > 1 this will be treated as the number of
observations in the initial window, else it will be treated as the fraction
of observations to have in the initial window. Default is 0.5.
 skip (
numeric(1) ) How many resamples to skip to thin the total amount
for “GrowingWindowCV” and “FixedWindowCV”. This is passed through as the “by” argument
in seq() . When skip > 1 this will be treated as the increment of the sequence of resampling indices,
else it will be a fraction of the total training indices. IE for 100 training sets and a value of .2, the increment
of the resampling indices will be 20. Default is “horizon” which gives mutually exclusive chunks
of test indices.

stratify 
(logical(1) )
Should stratification be done for the target variable?
For classification tasks, this means that the resampling strategy is applied to all classes
individually and the resulting index sets are joined to make sure that the proportion of
observations in each training set is as in the original data set. Useful for imbalanced class sizes.
For survival tasks stratification is done on the events, resulting in training sets with comparable
censoring rates. 
stratify.cols 
(character)
Stratify on specific columns referenced by name. All columns have to be factor or integer.
Note that you have to ensure yourself that stratification is possible, i.e.
that each strata contains enough observations.
This argument and stratify are mutually exclusive. 
fixed 
(logical(1) )
Whether indices supplied via argument 'blocking' in the task should be used as
fully predefined indices. Default is FALSE which means
they will be used following the 'blocking' approach.
fixed only works with ResampleDesc CV and the supplied indices must match
the number of observations. When fixed = TRUE , the iters argument will be ignored
and is interally set to the number of supplied factor levels in blocking . 
blocking.cv 
(logical(1) )
Should 'blocking' be used in CV ? Default to FALSE .
This is different to fixed = TRUE and cannot be combined. Please check the mlr online tutorial
for more details. 
Value
(ResampleDesc).
Details
Some notes on some special strategies:
 Repeated crossvalidation
Use “RepCV”. Then you have to set the aggregation function
for your preferred performance measure to “testgroup.mean”
via setAggregation.
 B632 bootstrap
Use “Bootstrap” for bootstrap and set predict to “both”.
Then you have to set the aggregation function for your preferred performance measure to
“b632” via setAggregation.
 B632+ bootstrap
Use “Bootstrap” for bootstrap and set predict to “both”.
Then you have to set the aggregation function for your preferred performance measure to
“b632plus” via setAggregation.
 Fixed Holdout set
Use makeFixedHoldoutInstance.
Object slots:
 id (
character(1)
) Name of resampling strategy.
 iters (
integer(1)
) Number of iterations. Note that this is always the complete number
of generated train/test sets, so for a 10times repeated 5fold crossvalidation it would be 50.
 predict (
character(1)
) See argument.
 stratify (
logical(1)
) See argument.
 All parameters passed in ... under the respective argument name
See arguments.
Standard ResampleDesc objects
For common resampling strategies you can save some typing
by using the following description objects:
 hout
holdout a.k.a. test sample estimation
(twothirds training set, onethird testing set)
 cv2
2fold crossvalidation
 cv3
3fold crossvalidation
 cv5
5fold crossvalidation
 cv10
10fold crossvalidation
See also
Examples
# Bootstraping
makeResampleDesc("Bootstrap", iters = 10)
#> Resample description: OOB bootstrapping with 10 iterations.
#> Predict: test
#> Stratification: FALSE
makeResampleDesc("Bootstrap", iters = 10, predict = "both")
#> Resample description: OOB bootstrapping with 10 iterations.
#> Predict: both
#> Stratification: FALSE
# Subsampling
makeResampleDesc("Subsample", iters = 10, split = 3 / 4)
#> Resample description: subsampling with 10 iterations and 0.75 split rate.
#> Predict: test
#> Stratification: FALSE
makeResampleDesc("Subsample", iters = 10)
#> Resample description: subsampling with 10 iterations and 0.67 split rate.
#> Predict: test
#> Stratification: FALSE
# Holdout a.k.a. test sample estimation
makeResampleDesc("Holdout")
#> Resample description: holdout with 0.67 split rate.
#> Predict: test
#> Stratification: FALSE