MixSim generates k clusters in v dimensions with given overlap
Use a maximum overlap equal to 0.15.
rng(10,'twister') out=MixSim(3,4) n=200; [X,id]=simdataset(n, out.Pi, out.Mu, out.S); spmplot(X,id)
out = struct with fields: OmegaMap: [3×3 double] BarOmega: 0.0876 MaxOmega: 0.1500 StdOmega: 0.0542 fail: 0 Pi: [3×1 double] Mu: [3×4 double] S: [4×4×3 double] rcMax: [2×1 double] ans(:,:,1) = 1.0000 20.0208 23.0168 26.0131 17.0258 1.0000 24.0155 27.0123 18.0245 21.0204 1.0000 28.0118 19.0236 22.0179 25.0140 1.0000 ans(:,:,2) = 1.0000 32.0107 35.0105 38.0098 29.0116 1.0000 36.0104 39.0094 30.0114 33.0105 1.0000 40.0090 31.0110 34.0105 37.0100 1.0000 ans(:,:,3) = 0 44.0081 47.0073 50.0066 41.0088 0 48.0072 51.0061 42.0085 45.0077 0 52.0061 43.0083 46.0076 49.0067 0
Use average overlap of 0.05 and maximum overlap equal to 0.15.
k=4; v=5; BarOmega=0.05; out=MixSim(4,5,'BarOmega',BarOmega, 'MaxOmega',0.15) % Check a posteriori the average overlap disp('Posterior average overlap') disp((sum(sum(out.OmegaMap))k)/(0.5*k*(k1))) % Check a posteriori the maximum overlap % Extract elements above the diagonal and sum them with the transpose % of the elements below the diagonal. The maximum of all these numbers % must be very close to the required maximum overlap cand=triu(out.OmegaMap,1)+(tril(out.OmegaMap,1))' disp('Posterior average overlap') max(cand(:))
In the first case restrfactor is 1.1 and the clusters are roughly homogeneous. In the second case no constraint is imposed on the ratio of maximum and minimum eigevalue among clusters so elliptical shape clusters are allowed. In both cases the same random seed together with the same level of average and maximum overlapping is used
state1=2; randn('state', state1); rand('state', state1); out=MixSim(3,5,'BarOmega',0.1, 'MaxOmega',0.2, 'restrfactor',1.1); state1=2; randn('state', state1); rand('state', state1); out1=MixSim(3,5,'BarOmega',0.1, 'MaxOmega',0.2); n=200; [X,id]=simdataset(n, out.Pi, out.Mu, out.S); spmplot(X,id,[],'box'); set(gcf,'Name','restrfactor=1.1: almost homogeneous groups') title('\texttt{restrfactor=1.1}: almost homogeneous groups','fontsize',17,'interpreter','latex'); [X1,id1]=simdataset(n, out1.Pi, out1.Mu, out1.S); figure; spmplot(X1,id1,[],'box') set(gcf,'Name','Heterogeneous groups') title('\texttt{restrfactor=`''}: heterogeneous groups','fontsize',17,'interpreter','latex') cascade
Given an average value of overlap, we explore the differences between imposing a small or a large value of standard deviation of overlap.
clc close all rng(10,'twister') k=4; v=5; n=200; BarOmega=0.10; StdOmega=0.15; out=MixSim(k,v,'BarOmega',BarOmega, 'StdOmega',StdOmega,'resN',10, 'Display', 'iter'); [X,id]=simdataset(n, out.Pi, out.Mu, out.S); rng(10,'twister') StdOmega1=0.05; out1=MixSim(k,v,'BarOmega',BarOmega, 'StdOmega',StdOmega1,'resN',10, 'Display', 'iter'); [X1,id1]=simdataset(n, out1.Pi, out1.Mu, out1.S); disp('Comparison using OmegaMap') disp('When StdOmega is large in this example groups 3 are 4 do show a strong overlap') disp('When StdOmega is large in this example groups 1, 2, 3 are quite separate') disp(out.OmegaMap) disp('When StdOmega is small the probabilities of overlapping are much more similar') disp(out1.OmegaMap) disp('Comparison using interactive scatter plot matrices') spmplot(X,id,[],'box'); set(gcf,'name',['BarOmega=' num2str(BarOmega) ' StdOmega=' num2str(StdOmega)]) title(['BarOmega=' num2str(BarOmega) ' StdOmega=' num2str(StdOmega)]) figure spmplot(X1,id1,[],'box'); set(gcf,'name',['BarOmega=' num2str(BarOmega) ' StdOmega=' num2str(StdOmega1)]) title(['BarOmega=' num2str(BarOmega) ' StdOmega=' num2str(StdOmega1)]) cascade
k
— number of groups (components).
Scalar.Desired number of groups.
Data Types: int16int32int64singledouble
v
— number of dimensions (variables).
Scalar.Desired number of variables.
Data Types: int16int32int64singledouble
Specify optional commaseparated pairs of Name,Value
arguments.
Name
is the argument name and Value
is the corresponding value. Name
must appear
inside single quotes (' '
).
You can specify several name and value pair arguments in any order as
Name1,Value1,...,NameN,ValueN
.
'BarOmega',0.05
, 'MaxOmega',0.05
, 'StdOmega',0.05
, 'sph',false
, 'hom',false
, 'ecc',0.8
, 'restrfactor',8
, 'PiLow',0.1
, 'int',[0 2]
, 'resN',20
, 'tol',[1e06 1e08]
, 'lim',1e6
, 'Display','off'
, 'R_seed',0
BarOmega
—Requested average overlap.scalar.Value of desired average overlap. The default value is ''
Example: 'BarOmega',0.05
Data Types: double
MaxOmega
—Requested maximum overlap.scalar.Value of desired maximum overlap. If BarOmega is empty the default value of MaxOmega is 0.15.
Example: 'MaxOmega',0.05
Data Types: double
StdOmega
—Requested std of overlap.scalar.Value of desired standard deviation of overlap.
Remark1  The probability of overlapping between two clusters $i$ and $j$, ($i \ne j =1, 2, ..., k$), called $p_{ij}$, is defined as the sum of the two misclassification probabilities $p_ij=w_{ji} + w_{ij}$ Remark2 it is possible to specify up to two values among BarOmega MaxOmega and StdOmega.
Example: 'StdOmega',0.05
Data Types: double
sph
—Spherical covariances.scalar logical  structure.Scalar boolean or structure which specifies covariance matrix. When sph is logical value, if: sph=false (default) ==> nonspherical clusters;
sph=true ==> spherical clusters= const*I.
The following options "hom", "ecc" and "restrfactor" have an effect just if sph is a scalar boolean. The default value of sph is false that is non spherical clusters are generated.
If sph is a structure it may contain the following fields.
Value  Description 

pars 
a 3 letter character in the set: 'VVE','EVE','VVV','EVV','VEE','EEE','VEV','EEV','VVI', 'EVI','VEI','EEI','VII','EII' which specifies the type of Gaussian Parsimonious Clustering Model which needs to be generated. 
exactrestriction 
boolean. If sph.exactrestriction is true the covariance matrices have to be generated with the exact values of the restrictions specified in sph.cdet, sph.shw and sph.shb. For example if sph.pars='VVE' and sph.exactrestriction=true model with varying determinants, varying shape and varying rotation matrix is generated. The max ratio of the determinants is equal to sph.cdet. The maximum ratio between the shape elements in each group is sph.shw. The maximum ratio among the ordered elements across the groups is and sph.shb. On the other hand, if sph.exactrestriction is false and for example sph.pars='VVE' covariance matrices are generated assuming varying determinants, varying shape and equal rotation matrix and with ratio of determinants which satisfy the inequality constraint <= sph.cdet and shape matrices which satisfy the inequality constraints <= sph.shw and <= sph.shb. 
cdet 
scalar which specifies the restriction factor for determinants across groups. If this field is empty or if this field is missing no contraint is imposed among determinants. 
shw 
scalar which specifies the restriction factor for shape matrices within each group. If this field is empty or if this field is missing, no contraint is imposed among the elements of each shape matrix of a particular group. 
shb 
scalar which specifies the restriction factor for shape matrices between each group. If this field is empty or if this field is missing, no contraint is imposed across the elements of each shape matrix between the groups. 
Example: 'sph',false
Data Types: boolean
hom
—Equal Sigmas.scalar logical.Scalar boolean which specifies heterogeneous or homogeneous clusters. This option has an effect just if previous option sph is a scalar boolean.
hom=false (default) ==> heterogeneous;
hom=true ==> homogeneous $\Sigma_1 = ... = \Sigma_k$
Example: 'hom',false
Data Types: boolean
ecc
—maximum eccentricity.scalar.Scalar in the interval (0, 1] which defines maximum eccentricity.
For example, if ecc=0.9 (default value), we require for each group that sqrt(1  minL / maxL) <= 0.9 where minL and maxL are respectively the min and max eigenvalue of the cov matrix of a particular group. This option has an effect just if previous option sph is a scalar boolean.
Example: 'ecc',0.8
Data Types: double
restrfactor
—eigenvalue restriction factor.scalar.Scalar in the interval [1 \infty] which specifies the maximum ratio to allow between the largest eigenvalue and the smallest eigenvalue of the k covariance matrices which are generated. The default value is ''. More in details if for example restrfactor=10 after generating the covariance matrices we check that the ratio \[ \frac{ \max_{l=1, \ldots, v} \max_{j=1, \ldots, k} \lambda_l(\hat \Sigma_j)}{ \min_{l=1, \ldots, v} \min_{j=1, \ldots, k} \lambda_l(\hat \Sigma_j)}. \]
between the largest eigenvalue of the k cov matrices and the smallest eigenvalue of the k cov matrices is not larger than restrfactor. In order to apply this restriction (which is typical of tclust.m) we call routine restreigen.
This option has an effect just if previous option sph is a scalar boolean.
Example: 'restrfactor',8
Data Types: double
PiLow
—Smallest mixing proportion.scalar.Value of the smallest mixing proportion (if 'PiLow' is not reachable with respect to k, equal proportions are taken; PiLow = 1.0 implies equal proportions by default).
PiLow must be a number in the interval (0 1]. Default value 0.
Example: 'PiLow',0.1
Data Types: double
int
—Simulation interval of mean vectors.vector of length 2.Mean vectors are simulated uniformly on a hypercube with sides specified by int = [lower.bound, upper.bound].
The default value of int is [0 1].
Example: 'int',[0 2]
Data Types: double
resN
—number of simulations.scalar.Maximum number of mixture resimulations to find a similation setting with prespecified level of overlapping.
The default value of resN is 100
Example: 'resN',20
Data Types: double
tol
—Tolerances.vector of length 2.tol(1) (which will be called tolmap) specifies the tolerance between the requested and empirical misclassification probabilities (default is 1e06) tol(2) (which will be called tolnxc2) specifies the tolerance to use in routine ncx2mixtcdf (which computes cdf of linear combinations of non central chi2 distributions).
The default value of tol(2) 1e06.
Example: 'tol',[1e06 1e08]
Data Types: double
lim
—Precision in the calculation of probabilities of overlapping.scalar.Maximum number of integration terms to use inside routine ncx2mixtcdf. Default is 1e06.
REMARK  Optional parameters tolncx2=tol(2) and lim will be used by function ncx2mixtcdf which computes the cdf of a linear combination of non central chi2 r.v.. This is the probability of misclassification
Example: 'lim',1e6
Data Types: double
Display
—Level of display.character.'off' displays no output;
'notify' (default) displays output if requested overlap cannot be reached in a particular simulation 'iter' displays output at each iteration of each simulation
Example: 'Display','off'
Data Types: character
R_seed
—use random numbers from R.scalar.If scalar > 0 for the seed to be used to generate random numbers in a R instance. This is used to check consistency of the results obtained with the R package MixSim. See file Connect_Matlab_with_R_HELP to know how to connect MATLAB with R. This option requires the installation of the R(D)COM Interface. Default is 0, i.e. random numbers are generated by matlab.
Example: 'R_seed',0
Data Types: double
out
— description
StructureStructure which contains the following fields
Value  Description 

Pi 
vector of length k containing mixing proportions. sum(out.Pi)=1 
Mu 
kbyv matrix consisting of components' mean vectors Each row of this matrix is a centroid of a group 
S 
vbyvbyk array containing covariances for the k groups 
OmegaMap 
matrix of misclassification probabilities (kbyk); OmegaMap(i,j) = w_{ji} is the probability that X coming from the ith component (group) is classified to the jth component. 
BarOmega 
scalar. Value of average overlap. BarOmega is computed as (sum(sum(OmegaMap))k)/(0.5*k(k1)) 
MaxOmega 
scalar. Value of maximum overlap. MaxOmega is the maximum of OmegaMap(i,j)+OmegaMap(j,i) (i ~= j)=1, 2, ..., k. In other words MaxOmega= OmegaMap(rcMax(1),rcMax(2))+OmegaMap(rcMax(2),rcMax(1)) 
StdOmega 
scalar. Value of standard deviation (std) of overlap. StdOmega is the standard deviation of k*(k1)/2 probabilities of overlapping 
rcMax 
vector of length 2. It containes the row and column numbers associated with the pair of components producing maximum overlap 'MaxOmega' 
fail 
scalar, flag value. 0 represents successful mixture generation, 1 represents failure. 
MixSim(k,v) generates k groups in v dimensions. It is possible to control the average and maximum or standard deviation of overlapping.
Given two generic clusters $i$ and $j$ with $i \ne j =1, ..., k$, indexed by $\phi(x; \mu_i,\Sigma_i)$ and $\phi(x; \mu_j,\Sigma_j)$ with probabilities of occurrence $\pi_i$ and $\pi_j$, the misclassification probability with respect to cluster $i$ (that is conditionally on $x$ belonging to cluster $i$, which is called $w_{ji}$) is defined as $Pr[ \pi_i \phi(x;\mu_i,\Sigma_i) < \pi_j \phi(x;\mu_j,\Sigma_j)]$.
The matrix containing the misclassification probabilities $w_{ji}$ is called OmegaMap The probability of overlapping between groups $i$ and $j$ is given by:
\[ w_{ji} + w_{ij} \qquad i,j=1,2, ..., k \]The diagonal elements of OmegaMap are equal to 1.
The average overlap (which in the code is called below BarOmega) is defined as the sum of the off diagonal elements of OmegaMap (matrix of misclassification probabilities) divided by 0.5*k*(k1) The maximum overlap (which in the code is called MaxOmega) is defined as $\max(w_{ji} + w_{ij}$), $i \ne j=1,2, ..., k$.
The probability of misclassification $w_{ji}$ is nothing but the cdf of a linear combination of non central $\chi^2$ distributions with 1 degree of freedom + a linear combination of $N(0,1)$ evaluated in a point c. The coefficients of the linear combinations of non central $\chi^2$ and $N(0,1)$ depend on the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrix $\Sigma_{ji} = \Sigma^{0.5}_i \Sigma^{1}_j \Sigma^{0.5}_i$.
Point $c$ depends on the same eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrix $\Sigma_{ji}$, the mixing proportions $\pi_i$ and $\pi_j$ and the determinants $\Sigma_i$ and $\Sigma_j$.
This probability is computed using routine ncx2mixtcdf
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