phylogenetic signal

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    How to deal with a categorical response and continuous and categorical predictors?

    Hi all, I have a large dataset of categorical and continuous variables, the observations are animal species. I want to test which variables are more influent in determining a categorical variables with 3 levels. So I have a categorical response variable (3 levels) and many possible predictors...
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    Using taxonomic levels as factors in random forests: does it make sense? Is it needed

    Hi all, I want to test the effect of a set of predictors (ecological and morphological factors) on a categorical response variable (an animal behaviour). As far as I've read, random forests do not make assumptions about data independence. Therefore, can I use species in my analysis...