Implementation of DivideandConquer kernel SVM (DCSVM) by ChoJui Hsieh, Si Si, and Inderjit S. Dhillon
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x 
the nxp training data matrix. Could be a matrix or a sparse matrix object. 
y 
a response vector for prediction tasks with one value for each of the n rows of 
k 
the number of subproblems divided 
m 
the number of sample for kernel kmeans 
kernel 
the kernel type: 1 for linear, 2 for polynomial, 3 for gaussian 
max.levels 
the maximum number of level 
early 
whether use early prediction 
final.training 
whether train the svm over the entire data again. usually not needed. 
pre.scale 
either a logical value indicating whether to scale the data or not, or an integer vector specifying the columns. We don't scale data in SVM seperately. 
seed 
the random seed. Set it to 
verbose 
a logical value indicating whether to print information of training. 
valid.x 
the mxp validation data matrix. 
valid.y 
if provided, it will be used to calculate the validation score with 
valid.metric 
the metric function for the validation result. By default it is the accuracy for classification. Customized metric is acceptable. 
cluster.method 
The clusterign algorithm to use. Possible choices are
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cluster.fun 
The function to train cluster labels for the data based on given number of centers.
Customized function is acceptable, as long as the resulting list contains two fields named as 
cluster.predict 
The function to predict cluster labels for the data based on trained object.
Customized function is acceptable, as long as the resulting list contains two fields named as 
... 
other parameters passed to 
svm
a list of svm models if using early prediction, or an svm object otherwise.
early
whether using the early prediction strategy or not
cluster.tree
a matrix containing clustering labels in each level
cluster.fun
the clustering training function
cluster.predict
the clustering predicting function
scale
a list containing scaling information
valid.pred
the validation prediction
valid.score
the validation score
valid.metric
the validation metric
time
a list object recording the time consumption for each steps.
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svmguide1.t = as.matrix(svmguide1[[2]])
svmguide1 = as.matrix(svmguide1[[1]])
dcsvm.model = dcSVM(x = svmguide1[,1], y = svmguide1[,1],
k = 4, max.levels = 4, seed = 0, cost = 32, gamma = 2,
kernel = 3,early = 0, m = 800,
valid.x = svmguide1.t[,1], valid.y = svmguide1.t[,1])
preds = dcsvm.model$valid.pred
table(preds, svmguide1.t[,1])
dcsvm.model$valid.score

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