R/bayesfactor.R

Defines functions varbvsbf bayesfactor

Documented in bayesfactor varbvsbf

# Part of the varbvs package, https://github.com/pcarbo/varbvs
#
# Copyright (C) 2012-2017, Peter Carbonetto
#
# This program is free software: you can redistribute it under the
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#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
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#
# Compute numerical estimate of Bayes factor.
bayesfactor <- function (logw0, logw1) {

  # Compute the marginal log-likelihood under the null hypothesis.
  c     <- max(logw0)
  logz0 <- c + log(mean(exp(logw0 - c)))

  # Compute the marginal log-likelihood under the alternative hypothesis.
  c     <- max(logw1)
  logz1 <- c + log(mean(exp(logw1 - c)))

  # Compute the numerical estimate of the Bayes factor.
  return(exp(logz1 - logz0))
}

# A more user-friendly interface for computing a Bayes factor
# comparing two Bayesian variable selection models.
varbvsbf <- function (fit0, fit1) {

  # Check that the first and second inputs are of class "varbvs".
  if (!is(fit0,"varbvs"))
    stop("Argument \"fit0\" should be a varbvs object")
  if (!is(fit1,"varbvs"))
    stop("Argument \"fit1\" should be a varbvs object")

  return(bayesfactor(fit0$logw,fit1$logw))
}

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varbvs documentation built on Sept. 8, 2017, 5:04 p.m.