Mixture model selection via BIC {Compositional}R Documentation

Mixture model selection via BIC

Description

Mixture model selection via BIC.

Usage

bic.mixcompnorm(x, G, type = "alr", veo = FALSE, graph = TRUE)

Arguments

x

A matrix with compositional data.

G

A numeric vector with the number of components, clusters, to be considered.

type

The type of trasformation to be used, either the additive log-ratio ("alr"), the isometric log-ratio ("ilr") or the pivot coordinate ("pivot") transformation.

veo

Stands for "Variables exceed observations". If TRUE then if the number variablesin the model exceeds the number of observations, but the model is still fitted.

graph

A boolean variable, TRUE or FALSE specifying whether a graph should be drawn or not.

Details

The alr or the ilr-transformation is applied to the compositional data first and then mixtures of multivariate Gaussian distributions are fitted. BIC is used to decide on the optimal model and number of components.

Value

A plot with the BIC of the best model for each number of components versus the number of components. A list including:

mod

A message informing the user about the best model.

BIC

The BIC values for every possible model and number of components.

Author(s)

Michail Tsagris

R implementation and documentation: Michail Tsagris mtsagris@uoc.gr.

References

Ryan P. Browne, Aisha ElSherbiny and Paul D. McNicholas (2018). mixture: Mixture Models for Clustering and Classification. R package version 1.5.

Ryan P. Browne and Paul D. McNicholas (2014). Estimating Common Principal Components in High Dimensions. Advances in Data Analysis and Classification, 8(2), 217-226.

Aitchison J. (1986). The statistical analysis of compositional data. Chapman & Hall.

See Also

mix.compnorm, mixnorm.contour, rmixcomp, bic.alfamixnorm

Examples

## Not run: 
x <- as.matrix( iris[, 1:4] )
x <- x/ rowSums(x)
bic.mixcompnorm(x, 1:3, type = "alr", graph = FALSE)
bic.mixcompnorm(x, 1:3, type = "ilr", graph = FALSE)

## End(Not run)

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