Use Dirichlet Laplace Prior to Solve Linear Regression Problem and Do Variable Selection

The Dirichlet Laplace shrinkage prior in Bayesian linear regression and variable selection, featuring: utility functions in implementing Dirichlet-Laplace priors such as visualization; scalability in Bayesian linear regression; penalized credible regions for variable selection.


The goal of dlbayes is to implement the Dirichlet-Laplace shrinkage prior in Bayesian linear regression and variable selection, featuring:

  • utility functions to implement Dirichlet-Laplace priors;
  • scalability in Bayesian linear regression;
  • variable selection based on penalized credible regions.

Installation

You can install the released version of dlbayes from CRAN with:

install.packages("dlbayes")

Example

  rho=0.5
  p=1000
  n=100
  # set up correlation matrix
  m<-matrix(NA,p,p)
  for(i in 1:p){
    for(j in i:p){
      m[i,j]=rho^(j-i)
    }
  }
  m[lower.tri(m)]<-t(m)[lower.tri(m)]
  # generate x
  library("mvtnorm")
  x=rmvnorm(n,mean=rep(0,p),sigma=m)
  # generate beta
  beta=c(rep(0,10),runif(n=5,min=-1,max=1),rep(0,20),runif(n=5,min=-1,max=1),rep(0,p-40))
  # generate y
  y=x%*%beta+rnorm(n)
  #tuning hyperparameter [1/max(n,p),1/2]
  hyper=dlhyper(x,y)
  # MCMC sampling
  dlresult=dl(x,y,hyper=hyper)
  
  # visualization of Dirichlet-Lapace priors
  # set "plt=TRUE" to make plots 
  # theta=dlprior(hyper=1/2,p=10000000,plt=TRUE,min=-5,max=5,sigma=1)
  
  # summary of posterior samples 
  da=dlanalysis(dlresult,alpha=0.05)
  da$betamean
  da$betamedian
  da$LeftCI
  da$RightCI
  
  # variable selection
  betaresult=dlvs(dlresult)
  # indices of selected variables 
  num=which(betaresult!=0)
  # coefficients of selected variable
  coef=betaresult[num]

Reference

Bhattacharya, A., Pati, D., Pillai, N. S., and Dunson, D. B. (2015). "Dirichlet–Laplace priors for optimal shrinkage." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 110(512): 1479–1490.

Bhattacharya, A., Chakraborty, A., and Mallick, B. K. (2016). "Fast sampling with Gaussian scale-mixture priors in high-dimensional regression." Biomoetrika, 103(4): 985–991.

Bondell, H. D. and Reich, B. J. (2012). "Consistent high-dimensional Bayesian variable selection via penalized credible regions." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 107(500): 1610–1624.

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install.packages("dlbayes")

0.1.0 by Shijia Zhang, 5 months ago


Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/dlbayes


Authors: Shijia Zhang; Meng Li


Documentation:   PDF Manual  


MIT + file LICENSE license


Imports GIGrvg, expm, glmnet, MASS, LaplacesDemon, stats, graphics


See at CRAN