stat.stability_selection: Importance statistics based on stability selection

View source: R/stats_stability_selection.R

stat.stability_selectionR Documentation

Importance statistics based on stability selection


Computes the difference statistic

W_j = |Z_j| - |\tilde{Z}_j|

where Z_j and \tilde{Z}_j are measure the importance of the jth variable and its knockoff, respectively, based on the stability of their selection upon subsampling of the data.


stat.stability_selection(X, X_k, y, fitfun = stabs::lars.lasso, ...)



n-by-p matrix of original variables.


n-by-p matrix of knockoff variables.


response vector (length n)


fitfun a function that takes the arguments x, y as above, and additionally the number of variables to include in each model q. The function then needs to fit the model and to return a logical vector that indicates which variable was selected (among the q selected variables). The name of the function should be prefixed by 'stabs::'.


additional arguments specific to 'stabs' (see Details).


This function uses the stabs package to compute variable selection stability. The selection stability of the j-th variable is defined as its probability of being selected upon random subsampling of the data. The default method for selecting variables in each subsampled dataset is lars.lasso.

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


A vector of statistics W of length p.

See Also

Other statistics: stat.forward_selection(), 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()


p=50; n=50; 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,

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