fpc (version 2.2-9)

adcoord: Asymmetric discriminant coordinates

Description

Asymmetric discriminant coordinates as defined in Hennig (2003). Asymmetric discriminant projection means that there are two classes, one of which is treated as the homogeneous class (i.e., it should appear homogeneous and separated in the resulting projection) while the other may be heterogeneous. The principle is to maximize the ratio between the projection of a between classes separation matrix and the projection of the covariance matrix within the homogeneous class.

Usage

adcoord(xd, clvecd, clnum=1)

Arguments

xd

the data matrix; a numerical object which can be coerced to a matrix.

clvecd

integer vector of class numbers; length must equal nrow(xd).

clnum

integer. Number of the homogeneous class.

Value

List with the following components

ev

eigenvalues in descending order.

units

columns are coordinates of projection basis vectors. New points x can be projected onto the projection basis vectors by x %*% units

proj

projections of xd onto units.

Details

The square root of the homogeneous classes covariance matrix is inverted by use of tdecomp, which can be expected to give reasonable results for singular within-class covariance matrices.

References

Hennig, C. (2004) Asymmetric linear dimension reduction for classification. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 13, 930-945 .

Hennig, C. (2005) A method for visual cluster validation. In: Weihs, C. and Gaul, W. (eds.): Classification - The Ubiquitous Challenge. Springer, Heidelberg 2005, 153-160.

See Also

plotcluster for straight forward discriminant plots. discrproj for alternatives. rFace for generation of the example data used below.

Examples

# NOT RUN {
  set.seed(4634)
  face <- rFace(600,dMoNo=2,dNoEy=0)
  grface <- as.integer(attr(face,"grouping"))
  adcf <- adcoord(face,grface==2)
  adcf2 <- adcoord(face,grface==4)
  plot(adcf$proj,col=1+(grface==2))
  plot(adcf2$proj,col=1+(grface==4))
  # ...done in one step by function plotcluster.
# }