knitr::opts_chunk$set(echo = TRUE) require(NNS) require(knitr) require(rgl)

Below are some examples demonstrating unsupervised learning with NNS clustering and nonlinear regression using the resulting clusters. As always, for a more thorough description and definition, please view the References.

`NNS.part`

`NNS.part`

is both a partitional and hierarchical clustering method. NNS iteratively partitions the joint distribution into partial moment quadrants, and then assigns a quadrant identification at each partition.

`NNS.part`

returns a data.table of observations along with their final quadrant identification. It also returns the regression points, which are the quadrant means used in `NNS.reg`

.

x=seq(-5,5,.05); y=x^3 for(i in 1:4){NNS.part(x,y,order=i,Voronoi = T)}

`NNS.part`

offers a partitioning based on $x$ values only, using the entire bandwidth in its regression point derivation, and shares the same limit condition as partitioning via both $x$ and $y$ values.

for(i in 1:4){NNS.part(x,y,order=i,type="XONLY",Voronoi = T)}

The right column of plots shows the corresponding regression for the order of `NNS`

partitioning.

for(i in 1:3){NNS.part(x,y,order=i,Voronoi = T);NNS.reg(x,y,order=i)}

`NNS.reg`

`NNS.reg`

can fit any $f(x)$, for both uni- and multivariate cases. `NNS.reg`

returns a self-evident list of values provided below.

NNS.reg(x,y,order=4,noise.reduction = 'off')

f= function(x,y) x^3+3*y-y^3-3*x y=x; z=expand.grid(x,y) g=f(z[,1],z[,2]) NNS.reg(z,g,order='max')

`NNS.reg`

can inter- or extrapolate any point of interest. The `NNS.reg(x,y,point.est=...)`

parameter permits any sized data of similar dimensions to $x$ and called specifically with `$Point.est`

.

For a classification problem, we simply set `NNS.reg(x,y,type="CLASS",...)`

NNS.reg(iris[,1:4],iris[,5],point.est=iris[1:10,1:4],type="CLASS")$Point.est

`NNS.reg`

also provides a dimension reduction regression by including a parameter `NNS.reg(x,y,dim.red.method="cor",...)`

. Reducing all regressors to a single dimension using the returned equation `$equation`

.

NNS.reg(iris[,1:4],iris[,5],dim.red.method="cor")$equation

Thus, our model for this regression would be:
$$Species = \frac{0.7825612*Sepal.Length -0.4266576*Sepal.Width + 0.9490347*Petal.Length + 0.9565473*Petal.Width}{4} $$

`NNS.reg(x,y,dim.red.method="cor",threshold=...)`

offers a method of reducing regressors further by controlling the absolute value of required correlation.

NNS.reg(iris[,1:4],iris[,5],dim.red.method="cor",threshold=.75)$equation

Thus, our model for this further reduced dimension regression would be:
$$Species = \frac{0.7825612*Sepal.Length -0*Sepal.Width + 0.9490347*Petal.Length + 0.9565473*Petal.Width}{3} $$

and the `point.est=(...)`

operates in the same manner as the full regression above, again called with `$Point.est`

.

NNS.reg(iris[,1:4],iris[,5],dim.red.method="cor",threshold=.75,point.est=iris[1:10,1:4])$Point.est

If the user is so motivated, detailed arguments further examples are provided within the following:

*Nonlinear Nonparametric Statistics: Using Partial Moments

*Deriving Nonlinear Correlation Coefficients from Partial Moments

*New Nonparametric Curve-Fitting Using Partitioning, Regression and Partial Derivative Estimation

*Clustering and Curve Fitting by Line Segments

*Classification Using NNS Clustering Analysis

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