{ciu}R Documentation

CIU meta-result object


Create object of class ciu.meta.result, which stores results of CIU calculations together with their "meta-data". The ciu.meta.explain() method returns a ciu.meta.result object.

  ind.inputs = NULL,
  inp.names = NULL,
  in.min.max.limits = NULL,
  n.samples = NULL,
  target.concept = NULL,
  target.ciu = NULL



ciu object as created with ciu function (not to be confused with CIU object as created by


Input values for the instance to explain. Should be a data.frame even though a vector or matrix might work too if input names and other needed metadata can be deduced from the dataset or other parameters given to


List of ciu.result objects, one per input feature.


Indices of input features to explain (the set i in CIU formulae)


Names of the input features.


data.frame or matrix with one row per output and two columns, where the first column indicates the minimal value and the second column the maximal value for that output. ONLY NEEDED HERE IF not given as parameter to or if the limits are different for this specific instance than the default ones.


How many instances to generate for estimating CI and CU. For inputs of type factor, all possible combinations of input values are generated, so this parameter only influences how many instances are (at least) generated for continuous-valued inputs.


If provided, then calculate CIU of inputs relative to the given concept rather than relative to the actual output(s). should normally be a subset (or all) of the inputs that target.concept consists of, even though that not required by the CIU calculation. If a target.ciu is provided, then the target.concept doesn't have to be included in the vocabulary gives as parameter to (at least for the moment).


ciu.result object previously calculated for target.concept. If a target.concept is provided but target.ciu=NULL, then target.ciu is estimated by a call to ciu.explain with the n.samples value given as a parameter to this call. It may be useful to provide target.ciu if it should be estimated using some other (typically greater) value for n.samples than the default one, or if it has already been calculated for some reason.


An object of class ciu.meta.result, which is a list with same elements as the given parameters.


Kary Främling

[Package ciu version 0.6.0 Index]