CGGP v1.0.1


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Composite Grid Gaussian Processes

Run computer experiments using the adaptive composite grid algorithm with a Gaussian process model. The algorithm works best when running an experiment that can evaluate thousands of points from a deterministic computer simulation. This package is an implementation of a forthcoming paper by Plumlee, Erickson, Ankenman, et al. For a preprint of the paper, contact the maintainer of this package.



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The goal of CGGP is to provide a sequential design of experiment algorithm that can efficiently use many points and interpolate exactly.


You can install CGGP from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")


To create a CGGP object:

## basic example code
d <- 4
CG <- CGGPcreate(d=d,200)
#> CGGP object
#>    d = 4
#>    output dimensions = 1
#>    CorrFunc = CauchySQ
#>    number of design points             = 193
#>    number of unevaluated design points = 193
#>    Available functions:
#>      - CGGPfit(CGGP, Y) to update parameters with new data
#>      - CGGPpred(CGGP, xp) to predict at new points
#>      - CGGPappend(CGGP, batchsize) to add new design points
#>      - CGGPplot<name>(CGGP) to visualize CGGP model

A new CGGP object has design points that should be evaluated next, either from CG$design or CG$design_unevaluated.

f <- function(x) {x[1]^2*cos(x[3]) + 4*(0.5-x[2])^3*(1-x[1]/3) + x[1]*sin(2*2*pi*x[3]^2)}
Y <- apply(CG$design, 1, f)

Once you have evaluated the design points, you can fit the object with CGGPfit.

CG <- CGGPfit(CG, Y)
#> CGGP object
#>    d = 4
#>    output dimensions = 1
#>    CorrFunc = CauchySQ
#>    number of design points             = 193
#>    number of unevaluated design points = 0
#>    Available functions:
#>      - CGGPfit(CGGP, Y) to update parameters with new data
#>      - CGGPpred(CGGP, xp) to predict at new points
#>      - CGGPappend(CGGP, batchsize) to add new design points
#>      - CGGPplot<name>(CGGP) to visualize CGGP model

If you want to use the model to make predictions at new input points, you can use CGGPpred.

xp <- matrix(runif(10*CG$d), ncol=CG$d)
CGGPpred(CG, xp)
#> $mean
#>             [,1]
#>  [1,] -0.5797854
#>  [2,] -0.3749652
#>  [3,]  0.1128483
#>  [4,]  0.9209868
#>  [5,]  0.9907518
#>  [6,] -0.2265420
#>  [7,]  0.1801634
#>  [8,] -0.3477451
#>  [9,]  0.7743188
#> [10,] -0.0355732
#> $var
#>               [,1]
#>  [1,] 4.354093e-03
#>  [2,] 1.928985e-02
#>  [3,] 3.206114e-03
#>  [4,] 4.775720e-03
#>  [5,] 1.564388e-04
#>  [6,] 4.594134e-06
#>  [7,] 1.772568e-04
#>  [8,] 4.485993e-03
#>  [9,] 1.386959e-02
#> [10,] 1.293479e-02

To add new design points to the already existing design, use CGGPappend. It will use the data already collected to find the most useful set of points to evaluate next.

# To add 100 points
CG <- CGGPappend(CG, 100)

Now you will need to evaluate the points added to CG$design, and refit the model.

ynew <- apply(CG$design_unevaluated, 1, f)
CG <- CGGPfit(CG, Ynew=ynew)

Plot functions

There are a few functions that will help visualize the CGGP design.


CGGPplotblocks shows the block structure when projected down to all pairs of two dimensions. The plot is symmetric. The facet labels be a little bit confusing. The first column has the label 1, and it looks like it is saying that the x-axis for each plot in that column is for X1, but it is actually the y-axis that is X1 for each plot in that column.

#> Registered S3 methods overwritten by 'ggplot2':
#>   method         from 
#>   [.quosures     rlang
#>   c.quosures     rlang
#>   print.quosures rlang


CGGPplotheat is similar to CGGPplotblocks and can be easier to read since it is only a single plot. The ((i,j)) entry shows the maximum value for which a block was selected with (X_i) and (X_j) at least that large. The diagonal entries, ((i, i)), show the maximum depth for (X_i). A diagonal entry must be at least as large as any entry in its column or row. This plot is also symmetric.



CGGPhist shows histograms of the block depth in each direction. The dimensions that have more large values are dimensions that have been explored more. These should be the more active dimensions.

#> Warning: Transformation introduced infinite values in continuous y-axis
#> Warning: Removed 8 rows containing missing values (geom_bar).


CGGPplotcorr gives an idea of what the correlation structure in each dimension is. The values plotted do not represent the actual data given to CGGP. Each wiggly line represents a random Gaussian process drawn using the correlation parameters for that dimension from the given CGGP model. Dimensions that are more wiggly and have higher variance are the more active dimensions. Dimensions with nearly flat lines mean that the corresponding input dimension has a relatively small effect on the output.



CGGPplotvariogram shows something similar to the semi-variogram for the correlation parameters found for each dimension. Really it is just showing how the correlation function decays for points that are further away. It should always start at y=1 for x=0 and decrease in y as x gets larger



CGGPplotslice shows what the predicted model along each individual dimension when the other input dimensions are held constant, i.e., a slice along a single dimension. By default the slice is done holding all other inputs at 0.5, but this can be changed by changing the argument proj. The black dots are the data points that are in that slice If you change proj to have values not equal to 0.5, you probably won’t see any black dots. The pink regions are the 95% prediction intervals.

This plot is the best for giving an idea of what the higher dimension function look like. You can see how the output changes as each input is varied.


The next plot changes so that all the other dimensions are held constant at 0.15 for each slice plot. When moving from the center line, the error bounds generally should be larger since it is further from the data, but we should see similar patterns unless the function is highly nonlinear.

CGGPplotslice(CG, proj = rep(.15, CG$d))


CGGPplottheta is useful for getting an idea of how the samples for the correlation parameters (theta) vary compared to the maximum a posteriori (MAP). This may be helpful when using UCB or TS in CGGPappend to get an idea of how much uncertainty there is in the parameters. Note that there are likely multiple parameters for each input dimension.



CGGPplotsamplesneglogpost shows the negative log posterior for each of the different samples for theta. The value for the MAP is shown as a blue line. It should be at the far left edge if it is the true MAP.


Functions in CGGP

Name Description
CGGP_internal_calcpwanddpw Calculate derivative of pw
CGGP CGGP: A package for running sparse grid computer experiments
CGGPcreate Create sparse grid GP
CGGPappend Add points to CGGP
CGGP_internal_CorrMatCauchy Cauchy correlation function
CGGPplotsamplesneglogpost Plot negative log posterior likelihood of samples
CGGPplotblocks CGGP block plot
CGGPvalstats Calculate stats for CGGP prediction on validation data
plot.CGGP S3 plot method for CGGP
CGGP_internal_gneglogpost Gradient of negative log likelihood posterior
CGGPplotslice CGGP slice plot
CGGPplotblockselection Plot CGGP block selection over time
CGGPvalplot Plot validation prediction errors for CGGP object
rcpp_gkronDBS rcpp_kronDBS
predict.CGGP S3 predict method for CGGP
rcpp_fastmatclcranddclcr rcpp_fastmatclcranddclcr
CGGP_internal_calcpw Calculate predictive weights for CGGP
CGGP_internal_calcMSEde Calculate MSE over blocks
CGGPplotcorr Plot correlation samples
CGGPplotheat Heatmap of SG design depth
CGGPplottheta Plot theta samples
rcpp_fastmatclcr rcpp_fastmatclcr
print.CGGP Print CGGP object
valstats Calculate stats for prediction on validation data
CGGP_internal_set_corr Set correlation function of CGGP object
CGGP_internal_neglogpost Calculate negative log posterior
CGGPplothist Histogram of measurements at each design depth of each input dimension
CGGPplotvariogram Plot something similar to a semivariogram
rcpp_kronDBS rcpp_kronDBS
valplot Plot validation prediction errors
CGGP_internal_CorrMatGaussian Gaussian correlation function
CGGP_internal_CorrMatMatern32 Matern 3/2 correlation function
CGGPfit Update CGGP model given data
CGGP_internal_CorrMatMatern52 Matern 5/2 correlation function
CGGP_internal_CorrMatPowerExp Power exponential correlation function
CGGP_internal_CorrMatCauchySQT CauchySQT correlation function
CGGP_internal_CorrMatCauchySQ CauchySQ correlation function
CGGP_internal_calcMSE Calculate MSE over single dimension
CGGP_internal_MSEpredcalc Calculate MSE prediction along a single dimension
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Packaged 2019-06-14 22:11:05 UTC; cbe117
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2019-06-14 22:55:02 UTC

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