Re: [R] Help: lda predict

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 26 Aug 2005 - 23:58:08 EST

On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Shengzhe Wu wrote:

> I compared "posterior" of these three prediction results, they are a
> little different.
>
> The book you mentioned should be "Modern Applied Statistics with S.
> 4th edition". But this book has been borrowed out from our univeristy
> library by someone else,

So please do request it and consult it, as you are using its support software. Note that the posting guide does asks you to mention if you have no access to the references.

> and I have checked the book "Pattern
> Recognition and Neural Networks" which does not mention these three
> lda prediction methods.

It does, in detail, in sections 2.4 and 2.5.

>
> Thanks you,
> Shengzhe
>
> On 8/26/05, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>> On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Shengzhe Wu wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks for your reply. Actually I called function as below.
>>>
>>> p1 = predict(object, newdata, dimen=1)
>>> p2 = predict(object, newdata, dimen=1, method=debiased)
>>> p3 = predict(object, newdata, dimen=1, method="predictive")
>>
>> So why did you say something different?
>>
>>> The MAP classification of prediction results by any method are the
>>> same. I know what the method "plug-in" and "debiased" mean, but what
>>> does the "vague prior" for the method "predictive" mean? what is
>>> "vague" here?

>>
>> Please do as we ask, and read the book for which this is supporting
>> material (on p.339, to save you looking in the index).
>>
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>> Shengzhe
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 8/26/05, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Shengzhe Wu wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I use lda (package: MASS) to obtain a lda object, then want to employ
>>>>> this object to do the prediction for the new data like below:
>>>>>
>>>>> predict(object, newdata, dimen=1, method=c("plug-in", "predictive", "debiased"))
>>>>
>>>> That is not how you call it: when a character vector is given like that
>>>> those are alternatives. Do read the help page, as we ask.
>>>>
>>>>> What is the exact difference among the three methods? What is the
>>>>> difference of prediction results when applying different method?
>>>>
>>>> This is stated on the help page. If you are unfamiliar with the area,
>>>> note that the posting guide points out that MASS is support software for a
>>>> book and the explanations are in the book. The help page also has
>>>> references: please do read them (before posting).
>>>>
>>>>> PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Brian D. Ripley, ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
>>>> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
>>>> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
>>>> 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
>>>> Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --
>> Brian D. Ripley, ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
>> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
>> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
>> 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
>> Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
>>
>
>

-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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