plot.VSURF: Plot of VSURF results

Description Usage Arguments Details Author(s) References See Also Examples

View source: R/plot.VSURF.R

Description

This function plots 4 graphs illustrating VSURF results.

Usage

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## S3 method for class 'VSURF'
plot(x, step = "all", var.names = FALSE, imp.mean = TRUE,
  imp.sd = TRUE, nvar.imp.mean = length(x$imp.mean.dec),
  nvar.imp.sd = length(x$imp.sd.dec),
  nvar.interp = length(x$varselect.thres),
  nvar.pred = length(x$varselect.pred), ...)

## S3 method for class 'VSURF_thres'
plot(x, var.names = FALSE, imp.mean = TRUE,
  imp.sd = TRUE, nvar.imp.mean = length(x$imp.mean.dec),
  nvar.imp.sd = length(x$imp.sd.dec), ...)

## S3 method for class 'VSURF_interp'
plot(x, var.names = FALSE,
  nvar.interp = length(x$varselect.thres), ...)

## S3 method for class 'VSURF_pred'
plot(x, var.names = FALSE,
  nvar.pred = length(x$varselect.pred), ...)

Arguments

x

An object of class VSURF, VSURF_thres, VSURF_interp or VSURF_pred, which is the result of the VSURF function (or resp. VSURF_thres, VSURF_interp or VSURF_pred).

step

A character string indicating which step must be plotted (default is "all"). Available choices are "thres", "interp", "pred".

var.names

If FALSE (default) xticks are the numbering given by the sorting of VI mean, if TRUE they are the variables names.

imp.mean

If TRUE (default) VI mean is plotted, if FALSE it is not.

imp.sd

If TRUE (default) VI standard deviation is plotted, if FALSE it is not.

nvar.imp.mean

The number of variables to be kept for the VI mean plot.

nvar.imp.sd

The number of variables to be kept for the VI standard deviation plot.

nvar.interp

The number of variables to be kept for the "interp" plot.

nvar.pred

The number of variables to be kept for the "pred" plot.

...

Arguments to be passed to par (they will affect all plots) or to others methods of plot.

Details

The 2 graphs of the top row correspond to the "thresholding step" (and only these 2 graphs are plotted by the plot.VSURF_thres function). The top left graph plots the mean variable importance in decreasing order (black curve). The red horizontal line represent the value of the threshold. The top right graph plots the standard deviation of variable importance with variables ordered according to their mean variable importance in decreasing order (black curve). The green line represents the predictions given by a CART tree fitted to the black curve (the standard deviations). Finally, the dotted horizontal red line represents the minimum value of the CART predictions, which actually is the value of the threshold.

The bottom left graph corresponds to the "interpretation step" (and only this graph is plotted by the plot.VSURF_interp function). It plots the mean OOB error rate of embedded random forests models (from the one with only one variable as predictor, to the one with all variables kept after the "thresholding step"). The vertical red line indicates the retained model.

The bottom right graph corresponds to the "prediction step" (and only this graph is plotted by the plot.VSURF_pred function). It plots the mean OOB error rate of embedded random forests models (the difference, here, being that variables are added to the model in a step-wise manner). The retained model is the final one.

Author(s)

Robin Genuer, Jean-Michel Poggi and Christine Tuleau-Malot

References

Genuer, R. and Poggi, J.M. and Tuleau-Malot, C. (2010), Variable selection using random forests, Pattern Recognition Letters 31(14), 2225-2236

Genuer, R. and Poggi, J.M. and Tuleau-Malot, C. (2015), VSURF: An R Package for Variable Selection Using Random Forests, The R Journal 7(2):19-33

See Also

VSURF, summary.VSURF

Examples

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## Not run: 
data(iris)
iris.vsurf <- VSURF(iris[,1:4], iris[,5])
plot(iris.vsurf)
plot(iris.vsurf, var.names=TRUE)
plot(iris.vsurf, step="thres")

# A more interesting example with toys data (see \code{\link{toys}})
# (a few minutes to execute) and intermediate functions
data(toys)
toys.vsurf <- VSURF(toys$x, toys$y)
plot(toys.vsurf)
plot(toys.vsurf, nvar.imp.mean = 50, nvar.imp.sd = 50)
toys.thres <- VSURF_thres(toys$x, toys$y)
plot(toys.thres)
plot(toys.thres, nvar.imp.mean = 70, imp.sd = FALSE)
toys.interp <- VSURF_interp(toys$x, toys$y, vars = toys.thres$varselect.thres)
plot(toys.interp, var.names = TRUE)
toys.pred <- VSURF_pred(toys$x, toys$y, err.interp = toys.interp$err.interp,
                        varselect.interp = toys.interp$varselect.interp)
plot(toys.pred, var.names = TRUE)

## End(Not run)

robingenuer/VSURF documentation built on Oct. 16, 2018, 11:09 a.m.