Re: [Rd] R crashes using the em function of package mclust (PR#7719)

From: Brian D Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 07 Mar 2005 - 09:15:04 GMT


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On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 becker@kfs.oeaw.ac.at wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I got the same problem like
> http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/devel/04/11/1204.html
>
> R crashes when I use the em function from the mclust package on
> univariate data and on a special case on bivariate data (when the matrix
> is not provided as written in the manual).
> It seems as if the problem is the format of the data to be analyzed.
>
> Operating System: Windows XP (SP2)
> R version: R-2.0.1
>
> The following example causes a crash of R:
>
> # univariate example
> require(mclust)
> X <- c(rnorm(100, mean=1), rnorm(100, mean=5))
> # I also tried: X <- as.matrix(c(rnorm(100, mean=1), rnorm(100, mean=5)))
> Xmap <- cbind(c(rep(1, 100), rep(0, 100)), c(rep(0, 100), rep(1, 100)))
> Xm <- mstep(modelName="V", data=X, z=Xmap)
> # CRASH:
> em(modelName=Xm$modelName, data=X, mu=Xm$mu, sigmasq=Xm$sigmasq, pro=Xm$pro)
>
> For bivariate data the following example works:
>
> # bivariate example
> require(mclust)
> Y <- as.matrix(cbind(c(rnorm(100, mean=1), rnorm(100, mean=5)),
> c(rnorm(100, mean=1), rnorm(100, mean=5))))
> Ymap <- cbind(c(rep(1, 100), rep(0, 100)), c(rep(0, 100), rep(1, 100)))
> Ym <- mstep(modelName="EEE", data=Y, z=Ymap)
> # NO CRASH:
> em(modelName=Ym$modelName, data=Y, mu=Ym$mu, sigmasq=Ym$Sigma, pro=Ym$pro)
>
> But when the variables are not columns (as written in the mclust manual)
> but rows, R crashes again:
>
> # CRASH:
> em(modelName=Ym$modelName, data=t(Y), mu=Ym$mu, sigmasq=Ym$Sigma,
> pro=Ym$pro)
>
> Perhaps this is a hint to the origin of the problem.
> I could not use the em function for univariate data successfully yet.
> Perhaps anyone can provide a working example for univariate data?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
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