Label switching algorithms for the case of missing data


This is a wrapper for the label.switching package. It is used to post-process the generated MCMC sample in order to undo the label switching problem. This function is called internally to the coupledMetropolis command.


dealWithLabelSwitchingMissing(outDir, reorderModels, binaryData, z.true)



The directory where the output of coupledMetropolis was previously produced.


Boolean value indicating whether to reorder the MCMC corresponding to each distinct generated value of number of clusters or not.


The input data.


An optional vector of cluster assignments considered as the ground-truth clustering of the observations. Useful for simulations.


See the label.switching package.


Panagiotis Papastamoulis


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Papastamoulis P. and Iliopoulos G. (2013). On the convergence rate of Random Permutation Sampler and ECR algorithm in missing data models. Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, 15(2): 293-304.

Papastamoulis P. (2014). Handling the label switching problem in latent class models via the ECR algorithm. Communications in Statistics, Simulation and Computation, 43(4): 913-927.

Papastamoulis P (2016): label.switching: An R package for dealing with the label switching problem in MCMC outputs. Journal of Statistical Software, 69(1): 1-24.

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