fvbmcov {BoltzMM}R Documentation

Sandwich estimator of the covariance matrix for a fitted fully-visible Boltzmann machine.


Computes the sandwich estimator of the covariance matrix for a maximum pseudolikelihood estimated fully-visible Boltzmann machine.


fvbmcov(data, model, fvbmHess)



An N by n matrix, where each of the N rows contains a length n string of spin variables (i.e. each element is -1 or 1).


List generated from fitfvbm.


A function that computes the Hessian of the parameter elements. Currently, the only implemented method is the default fvbmHess function.


The n+choose(n,2) by n+choose(n,2) sandwich covariance matrix, estimated using data and evaluated at the fitted parameter values provided in model. Each row (column) is a unique element of the bias vector and interaction matrix. The rows are arranged in lexicographical order with the bias elements first, followed by the interaction elements. For example, if n=3, the order would be bias[1], bias[2] bias[3], interaction[1,2], interaction[1,3], and interaction[2,3].


Andrew T. Jones and Hien D. Nguyen


H.D. Nguyen and I.A. Wood (2016), Asymptotic normality of the maximum pseudolikelihood estimator for fully-visible Boltzmann machines, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 27, pp. 897-902.


# Generate num=1000 random strings of n=3 binary spin variables under bvec and Mmat.
num <- 1000
bvec <- c(0,0.5,0.25)
Mmat <- matrix(0.1,3,3) - diag(0.1,3,3)
data <- rfvbm(num,bvec,Mmat)
# Fit a fully visible Boltzmann machine to data, starting from parameters bvec and Mmat.
model <- fitfvbm(data,bvec,Mmat)
# Compute the sandwich covariance matrix using the data and the model.

[Package BoltzMM version 0.1.4 Index]