cross_validation {abcrlda}R Documentation

Cross Validation for separate sampling adjusted for cost.


This function implements Cross Validation for separate sampling adjusted for cost.


  gamma = 1,
  cost = c(0.5, 0.5),
  nfolds = 10,
  bias_correction = TRUE



Input matrix or data.frame of dimension nobs x nvars; each row is an feature vector.


A numeric vector or factor of class labels. Factor should have either two levels or be a vector with two distinct values. If y is presented as a vector, it will be coerced into a factor. Length of y has to correspond to number of samples in x.


Regularization parameter gamma in the ABC-RLDA discriminant function given by:

W_ABCRLDA = gamma (x - (x0 + x1)/2) H (x0 - x1) + log(C_01/C_10) + omega_opt

H = (I_p + gamma Sigma_hat)^-1

Formulas and derivations for parameters used in above equation can be found in the article under reference section.


Parameter that controls the overall misclassification costs. This is a vector of length 1 or 2 where the first value is C_10 (represents the cost of assigning label 1 when the true label is 0) and the second value, if provided, is C_01 (represents the cost of assigning label 0 when the true label is 1). The default setting is c(0.5, 0.5), so both classes have equal misclassification costs

If a single value is provided, it should be normalized to lie between 0 and 1 (but not including 0 or 1). This value will be assigned to C_10 while C_01 will be equal to 1 - C_10.


Number of folds to use with cross-validation. Default is 10. In case of imbalanced data, nfolds should not be greater than the number of observations in smaller class.


Takes in a boolean value. If bias_correction is TRUE, then asymptotic bias correction will be performed. Otherwise, (if bias_correction is FALSE) asymptotic bias correction will not be performed and the ABCRLDA is the classical RLDA. The default is TRUE.


Returns list of parameters.


Returns risk estimation where R = e_0 * C_10 + e_1 * C_01)


Error estimate for class 0.


Error estimate for class 1.


Braga-Neto, Ulisses & Zollanvari, Amin & Dougherty, Edward. (2014). Cross-Validation Under Separate Sampling: Strong Bias and How to Correct It. Bioinformatics (Oxford, England). 30. 10.1093/bioinformatics/btu527. URL:

See Also

Other functions in the package: abcrlda(), da_risk_estimator(), grid_search(), predict.abcrlda(), risk_calculate()


train_data <- iris[which(iris[, ncol(iris)] == "virginica" |
                         iris[, ncol(iris)] == "versicolor"), 1:4]
train_label <- factor(iris[which(iris[, ncol(iris)] == "virginica" |
                                 iris[, ncol(iris)] == "versicolor"), 5])
cross_validation(train_data, train_label, gamma = 10)

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