# stat.forward_selection: Importance statistics based on forward selection In knockoff: The Knockoff Filter for Controlled Variable Selection

## Description

Computes the statistic

W_j = \max(Z_j, Z_{j+p}) \cdot \mathrm{sgn}(Z_j - Z_{j+p}),

where Z_1,…,Z_{2p} give the reverse order in which the 2p variables (the originals and the knockoffs) enter the forward selection model. See the Details for information about forward selection.

## Usage

 1 stat.forward_selection(X, X_k, y, omp = F) 

## Arguments

 X n-by-p matrix of original variables. X_k n-by-p matrix of knockoff variables. y numeric vector of length n, containing the response variables. omp whether to use orthogonal matching pursuit (default: F).

## Details

In forward selection, the variables are chosen iteratively to maximize the inner product with the residual from the previous step. The initial residual is always y. In standard forward selection (stat.forward_selection), the next residual is the remainder after regressing on the selected variable; when orthogonal matching pursuit is used, the next residual is the remainder after regressing on all the previously selected variables.

## Value

A vector of statistics W of length p.

Other statistics: stat.glmnet_coefdiff(), stat.glmnet_lambdadiff(), stat.lasso_coefdiff_bin(), stat.lasso_coefdiff(), stat.lasso_lambdadiff_bin(), stat.lasso_lambdadiff(), stat.random_forest(), stat.sqrt_lasso(), stat.stability_selection()
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 p=100; n=100; k=15 mu = rep(0,p); Sigma = diag(p) X = matrix(rnorm(n*p),n) nonzero = sample(p, k) beta = 3.5 * (1:p %in% nonzero) y = X %*% beta + rnorm(n) knockoffs = function(X) create.gaussian(X, mu, Sigma) # Basic usage with default arguments result = knockoff.filter(X, y, knockoffs=knockoffs, statistic=stat.forward_selection) print(result$selected) # Advanced usage with custom arguments foo = stat.forward_selection k_stat = function(X, X_k, y) foo(X, X_k, y, omp=TRUE) result = knockoff.filter(X, y, knockoffs=knockoffs, statistic=k_stat) print(result$selected)