FactorQuery {BayesNetBP}R Documentation

Queries of discrete variable distributions

Description

Obtain the joint, marginal, and conditional distributions of discrete variables

Usage

FactorQuery(tree, vars = c(), mode = c("joint", "conditional", "list"))

Arguments

tree

a ClusterTree object

vars

the variables to be queried

mode

type of desired distribution

Details

Query the joint distribution of any combination of discrete variables when mode is "joint", or conditional distribution of a discrete variable. The mode "list" return a list of variable combinations, such that joint distributions of any subset of them are ready for extraction. Queries outside this list are also supported but may take longer computing time. This function will also return marginal distribution if only one variable is queried.

Value

data.frame object specifying a joint or conditional distribution.

Author(s)

Han Yu

References

Cowell, R. G. (2005). Local propagation in conditional Gaussian Bayesian networks. Journal of Machine Learning Research, 6(Sep), 1517-1550.

Yu H, Moharil J, Blair RH (2020). BayesNetBP: An R Package for Probabilistic Reasoning in Bayesian Networks. Journal of Statistical Software, 94(3), 1-31. <doi:10.18637/jss.v094.i03>.

Examples


data(chest)
dag <- chest$dag
node.class <- rep(TRUE, length(dag@nodes))
names(node.class) <- dag@nodes
tree.init.p <- Initializer(dag=dag, data=chest$data,
                           node.class=node.class,
                           propagate=TRUE)
# joint distribution
FactorQuery(tree=tree.init.p, vars=c("tub", "xray", "dysp", "asia"), mode="joint")

# conditional distribution
FactorQuery(tree=tree.init.p, vars=c("xray"), mode="conditional")


[Package BayesNetBP version 1.5.9 Index]