stat.glmnet_lambdadiff: Importance statistics based on a GLM

View source: R/stats_glmnet.R

stat.glmnet_lambdadiffR Documentation

Importance statistics based on a GLM


Fits a generalized linear model via penalized maximum likelihood and computes the difference statistic

W_j = Z_j - \tilde{Z}_j

where Z_j and \tilde{Z}_j are the maximum values of the regularization parameter λ at which the jth variable and its knockoff enter the model, respectively.


stat.glmnet_lambdadiff(X, X_k, y, family = "gaussian", ...)



n-by-p matrix of original variables.


n-by-p matrix of knockoff variables.


vector of length n, containing the response variables. Quantitative for family="gaussian", or family="poisson" (non-negative counts). For family="binomial" should be either a factor with two levels, or a two-column matrix of counts or proportions (the second column is treated as the target class; for a factor, the last level in alphabetical order is the target class). For family="multinomial", can be a nc>=2 level factor, or a matrix with nc columns of counts or proportions. For either "binomial" or "multinomial", if y is presented as a vector, it will be coerced into a factor. For family="cox", y should be a two-column matrix with columns named 'time' and 'status'. The latter is a binary variable, with '1' indicating death, and '0' indicating right censored. The function Surv() in package survival produces such a matrix. For family="mgaussian", y is a matrix of quantitative responses.


response type (see above).


additional arguments specific to glmnet (see Details).


This function uses glmnet to compute the regularization path on a fine grid of λ's.

The nlambda parameter can be used to control the granularity of the grid of λ's. The default value of nlambda is 500.

If the family is 'binomial' and a lambda sequence is not provided by the user, this function generates it on a log-linear scale before calling 'glmnet'.

The default response family is 'gaussian', for a linear regression model. Different response families (e.g. 'binomial') can be specified by passing an optional parameter 'family'.

For a complete list of the available additional arguments, see glmnet.


A vector of statistics W of length p.

See Also

Other statistics: stat.forward_selection(), stat.glmnet_coefdiff(), stat.lasso_coefdiff_bin(), stat.lasso_coefdiff(), stat.lasso_lambdadiff_bin(), stat.lasso_lambdadiff(), stat.random_forest(), stat.sqrt_lasso(), stat.stability_selection()


p=200; 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, 

# Advanced usage with custom arguments
foo = stat.glmnet_lambdadiff
k_stat = function(X, X_k, y) foo(X, X_k, y, nlambda=200)
result = knockoff.filter(X, y, knockoffs=knockoffs, statistic=k_stat)

knockoff documentation built on Aug. 15, 2022, 9:06 a.m.