ContextualLinearBandit {contextual}R Documentation

Bandit: ContextualLinearBandit

Description

Samples data from linearly parameterized arms.

Details

The reward for context X and arm j is given by X^T beta_j, for some latent set of parameters beta_j : j = 1, ..., k. The beta's are sampled uniformly at random, the contexts are Gaussian, and sigma-noise is added to the rewards.

Usage

  bandit <- ContextualLinearBandit$new(k, d, sigma = 0.1, binary_rewards = FALSE)

Arguments

k

integer; number of bandit arms

d

integer; number of contextual features

sigma

numeric; standard deviation of the additive noise. Set to zero for no noise. Default is 0.1

binary_rewards

logical; when set to FALSE (default) ContextualLinearBandit generates Gaussian rewards. When set to TRUE, rewards are binary (0/1).

Methods

new(k, d, sigma = 0.1, binary_rewards = FALSE)

generates and instantializes a new ContextualLinearBandit instance.

get_context(t)

argument:

  • t: integer, time step t.

returns a named list containing the current d x k dimensional matrix context$X, the number of arms context$k and the number of features context$d.

get_reward(t, context, action)

arguments:

  • t: integer, time step t.

  • context: list, containing the current context$X (d x k context matrix), context$k (number of arms) and context$d (number of context features) (as set by bandit).

  • action: list, containing action$choice (as set by policy).

returns a named list containing reward$reward and, where computable, reward$optimal (used by "oracle" policies and to calculate regret).

post_initialization()

initializes d x k beta matrix.

References

Riquelme, C., Tucker, G., & Snoek, J. (2018). Deep Bayesian Bandits Showdown: An Empirical Comparison of Bayesian Deep Networks for Thompson Sampling. arXiv preprint arXiv:1802.09127.

Implementation follows https://github.com/tensorflow/models/tree/master/research/deep_contextual_bandits

See Also

Core contextual classes: Bandit, Policy, Simulator, Agent, History, Plot

Bandit subclass examples: BasicBernoulliBandit, ContextualLogitBandit, OfflineReplayEvaluatorBandit

Policy subclass examples: EpsilonGreedyPolicy, ContextualLinTSPolicy

Examples

## Not run: 

horizon       <- 800L
simulations   <- 30L

bandit        <- ContextualLinearBandit$new(k = 5, d = 5)

agents        <- list(Agent$new(EpsilonGreedyPolicy$new(0.1), bandit),
                      Agent$new(LinUCBDisjointOptimizedPolicy$new(0.6), bandit))

simulation     <- Simulator$new(agents, horizon, simulations)
history        <- simulation$run()

plot(history, type = "cumulative", regret = FALSE, rate = TRUE, legend_position = "right")

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