Functions are provided to calculate and display ridge TRACE diagnostics for a variety of shrinkage Paths. TRACEs identify the m-Extent of shrinkage most likely, under Normal-theory, to produce optimally biased estimates of beta-coefficients with minimum MSE Risk. The unr.ridge() function implements the "Unrestricted Path" introduced in Obenchain (2020) <arXiv:2005.14291>. This Shrinkage-Path is more efficient than the Paths used by the qm.ridge(), aug.lars() and uc.lars() functions. Optimally biased predictions can be made using RXpredict() for all five types of RXshrink linear model TRACE diagnostics. Functions MLboot(), MLcalc(), MLhist() and MLtrue() provide insights into the true bias and MSE risk characteristics of non-linear Shrinkage estimators. Functions unr.aug() and unr.biv() augment the calculations made by unr.ridge() to provide plots of the bivariate confidence ellipses corresponding to any of the p*(p-1) possible pairs of shrunken regression coefficients. The correct.signs() function provides estimates with "correct" numerical signs when ill-conditioned (nearly multicollinear) models yield OLS estimates that disagree with the signs of the observed correlations between the y-outcome and the selected x-predictor variables.

Version: | 1.4.2 |

Depends: | R (≥ 3.5.0), lars, ellipse |

Published: | 2020-09-01 |

Author: | Bob Obenchain |

Maintainer: | Bob Obenchain <wizbob at att.net> |

License: | GPL-2 |

URL: | https://www.R-project.org , http://localcontrolstatistics.org |

NeedsCompilation: | no |

In views: | MachineLearning |

CRAN checks: | RXshrink results |

Reference manual: | RXshrink.pdf |

Package source: | RXshrink_1.4.2.tar.gz |

Windows binaries: | r-devel: RXshrink_1.4.2.zip, r-release: RXshrink_1.4.2.zip, r-oldrel: RXshrink_1.4.2.zip |

macOS binaries: | r-release: RXshrink_1.4.2.tgz, r-oldrel: RXshrink_1.4.2.tgz |

Old sources: | RXshrink archive |

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