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semtree is a freely available package for the statistical computing language R. It is based on the modeling package OpenMx. semtree provides model-based recursive partitioning for Structural Equation Models.

Please note: semtree is not related to
  • SEM-tree: Sequence Embedding Multiset tree
  • SemTree: Ontology-Based Decision Tree Algorithm for Recommender Systems