node_monitor {bnmonitor}R Documentation

Node monitor


Contribution of each vertex of a Bayesian network to the global monitor


node_monitor(dag, df, alpha = "default")



an object of class bn from the bnlearn package


a base R style dataframe


single integer. By default, number of max levels in df


Consider a Bayesian network over variables Y_1,\dots,Y_m and suppose a dataset (\boldsymbol{y}_1,\dots,\boldsymbol{y}_n) has been observed, where \boldsymbol{y}_i=(y_{i1},\dots,y_{im}) and y_{ij} is the i-th observation of the j-th variable. The global monitor is defined as the negative log-likelihood of the model, i.e.

-\log(p(\boldsymbol{y}_1,\dots,\boldsymbol{y}_n))= - \sum_{j=1}^m\sum_{i=1}^n \log(p(y_{ij} | \pi_{ij})),

where \pi_{ij} is the value of the parents of Y_j for the i-th observation. The contribution of the j-th vertex to the global monitor is thus



A dataframe including the name of the vertices and the contribution of the vertices to the global monitor. It also returns a plot where vertices with higher contributions in absolute value are darker.


Cowell, R. G., Dawid, P., Lauritzen, S. L., & Spiegelhalter, D. J. (2006). Probabilistic networks and expert systems: Exact computational methods for Bayesian networks. Springer Science & Business Media.

Cowell, R. G., Verrall, R. J., & Yoon, Y. K. (2007). Modeling operational risk with Bayesian networks. Journal of Risk and Insurance, 74(4), 795-827.

See Also

global_monitor, influential_obs, final_node_monitor, seq_node_monitor, seq_pa_ch_monitor


node_monitor(chds_bn, chds, 3)

[Package bnmonitor version 0.1.4 Index]