MixSimreg generates k regression hyperplanes in p dimensions with given overlap
MixSimreg(k,p) generates k groups in p dimensions. It is possible to control the average and maximum or standard deviation of overlapping.
Notation and background.
Given two generic clusters $i$ and $j$ with $i \ne j=1,...,k$, indexed by $\phi(x,\mu_i,\sigma_i^2)$ and $\phi(x,\mu_j, \sigma_j^2)$ with probabilities of occurrence $\pi_i$ and $\pi_j$, the misclassification probability with respect to cluster $i$ (denoted with $w_{ji}$) is defined as
\[ Pr[\pi_i \phi(x,\mu_i,\sigma_i^2) < \pi_j \phi(x,\mu_j,\sigma_j^2)] \]where, in the regression context, $\mu_i={\overline x}_i' \beta_i$ and $\mu_j= \overline x_j' \beta_j$. We assume that the length of vectors $x_i$, $x_j$, $\beta_i$, and $\beta_j$ is $p$ (number of explanatory variables including or excluding intercept). In our implementation, the distribution of the elements of vectors $\beta_i$ ($\beta_j$) can be 'Normal' (with parameters $\mu$ and $\sigma$), 'HalfNormal' (with parameter $\sigma$) or uniform (with parameters $a$ and $b$). Same thing for the distribution of the elements of $x_i$ ($x_j$). However, while the parameters of the distributions are the same for all elements of $\beta$ in all groups, the parameters of the distribution of the elements of vectors $x_i$ ($x_j$) can vary for each group and each explanatory variable. In other words, it is possible to specify (say) that the distribution of the second explanatory variable in the first group is $U(2, 3)$ while the distribution of the third explanatory variable in the second group is $U(2, 10)$.
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 (BarOmega, in the code) is defined as the sum of the off diagonal elements of OmegaMap (containing the misclassification probabilities) divided by $k*(k1)/2$.
The maximum overlap (MaxOmega, in the code) is defined as:
\[ \max (w_{ji} + w_{ij}) \qquad i \ne j=1,2, ..., k \]The probability of overlapping $w_{ji}$ is nothing but the cdf of a linear combination of non central $\chi^2$ distributions with 1 degree of freedom plus a linear combination of $N(0,1)$ evaluated in a point $c$.
The coefficients of the linear combinations of non central $\chi^2$ and $N(0,1)$ and point c depend on $\sigma_{ji}^2 = \sigma_i^2/\sigma_j^2$.
This probability is computed using routine ncx2mixtcdf
Example 2: Mixture of regression with prefixed average overlap.out
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