fvbmtests {BoltzMM}R Documentation

Hypothesis testing for a fully-visible Boltzmann machine.


Tests the hypothesis that the true bias and interaction parameter values are those in nullmodel, given data and model.


fvbmtests(data, model, nullmodel)



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 list containing two elements: a vector of length n bvec, and an n by n matrix Mmat. A list generated by fitfvbm is also sufficient.


A list containing 4 objects: a vector containing the z-scores corresponding to the bias parameters bvec_z,a vector containing the p-values corresponding to the bias parameters bvec_p,a matrix containing the z-scores corresponding to the interaction parameters Mmat_z, and a matrix containing the standard errors corresponding to the interaction parameters Mmat_p.


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)

#Propose a null hypothesis model
nullmodel <- list(bvec = c(0,0,0), Mmat = matrix(0,3,3))

# Compute z-scores

[Package BoltzMM version 0.1.4 Index]