find_h_disc

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Finding optimal instrumental mass function.

Finds the optimal probability mass function h to be used in the bidirectional acceptance sampling.

Keywords
Optimal instrumental mass function for bidirectional acceptance sampling
Usage
find_h_disc(data,g,dhat,lattice=NULL,M_0=NULL,size,par0=NULL,check.plot=TRUE,
       ylim.f=c(0,2),ylim.d=c(0,2),global=FALSE)
Arguments
data

A data vector.

g

Function corresponding to the parametric start or postulated model. See details.

dhat

Function corresponding to the estimated comparison density in the x domain. See details.

lattice

Support of the discrete data distribution.

size

A postive value corresponding to the target for number of successful trials.

M_0

Starting point for optimization. See details.

par0

A vector of starting values of the parameters to be estimated. See details.

check.plot

A logical argument indicating if the plot comparing the densities involved should be displayed or not. The default is TRUE.

ylim.f

If check.plot=TRUE, the range of the y-axis of the plot for the probability density functions.

ylim.d

If check.plot=TRUE, the range of the y-axis of the plot for the comparison densities.

global

A logical argument indicating if a global optimization is needed to find the instrumental probability function h. See details.

Details

The parametric start specified in g is assumed to be fully specified and takes x as only argument. The argument dhat is the estimated comparison density in the x domain. We usually get the argument dhat by means of the function d_hat within our package. The value M_0 and the vector par0 are used for the optimization process for finding the optimal instrumental density h. Usually, we could choose the M_0 to be the central point of the lattice. For example, if the range is from 0 to 30, we could choose 15 as the starting point. The choice of M_0 is not expected to affect substantially the accuracy of the solution. The vector par0 collects initial values for the parameters which characterize the instrumental probability mass function. For instance, if h is a mixuture of p negative binomials, the first p-1 elements of pis correspond to the starting values for the first p-1 mixture weights. The following p elements are the initial values for the probablities of success of the p negative binomials contributing to the mixture. The argument global controls whether to use a global optimization or not. A local method allows to reduce the optimization time but the solution is particularly sensible to the choice of par0. Conversely, setting global=TRUE leads to more accurate result.

Value

Mstar

The reciprocal of the acceptance rate.

pis

The optimal set of mixture weights.

probs

The optimal set of probabilities of success.

h

Function corresponding to the optimal instrumental probability mass function.

References

Algeri S. and Zhang X. (2020). Smoothed inference and graphics via LP modeling, arXiv:2005.13011.

See Also

d_hat, find_h_cont, rmixtruncnorm, dmixtruncnorm

Aliases
  • find_h_disc
Examples
# NOT RUN {
lattice=seq(0,20,length=21)
n=200
data<-rbinom(n,size=20,prob=0.5)
g<-function(x)dpois(x,10)/(ppois(20,10)-ppois(0,10))
ddhat<-d_hat(data,m=1,g=g,lattice=lattice,selection=TRUE)$dx
find_h_disc(data=data,g=g,dhat=ddhat,lattice,M_0=10,size=15,par0=c(0.3,0.5,0.6),
            check.plot=TRUE,ylim.f=c(0,0.4),ylim.d=c(-3,2.5),global=FALSE)

# }
Documentation reproduced from package LPsmooth, version 0.1.0, License: GPL-3

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