svmlight

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Interface to SVMlight

Function to call SVMlight from R for classification. Multiple group classification is done with the one-against-rest partition of data.

Keywords
classif
Usage
svmlight(x, ...)

## S3 method for class 'default':
svmlight(x, grouping, temp.dir = NULL, pathsvm = NULL, 
    del = TRUE, type = "C", class.type = "oaa", svm.options = NULL, 
    prior = NULL, out = FALSE, ...)
## S3 method for class 'data.frame':
svmlight(x, ...)
## S3 method for class 'matrix':
svmlight(x, grouping, ..., subset, na.action = na.fail)
## S3 method for class 'formula':
svmlight(formula, data = NULL, ..., subset, 
    na.action = na.fail)
Arguments
x
matrix or data frame containing the explanatory variables (required, if formula is not given).
grouping
factor specifying the class for each observation (required, if formula is not given).
formula
formula of the form groups ~ x1 + x2 + .... That is, the response is the grouping factor and the right hand side specifies the (non-factor) discriminators.
data
Data frame from which variables specified in formula are preferentially to be taken.
temp.dir
directory for temporary files.
pathsvm
Path to SVMlight binaries (required, if path is unknown by the OS).
del
Logical: whether to delete temporary files
type
Perform "C"=Classification or "R"=Regression
class.type
Multiclass scheme to use. See details.
svm.options
Optional parameters to SVMlight. For further details see: How to use on http://svmlight.joachims.org/.
prior
A Priori probabilities of classes.
out
Logical: whether SVMlight output ahouild be printed on console (only for Windows OS.)
subset
An index vector specifying the cases to be used in the training sample. (Note: If given, this argument must be named.)
na.action
specify the action to be taken if NAs are found. The default action is for the procedure to fail. An alternative is na.omit, which leads to rejection of cases with missing values
...
currently unused
Details

Function to call SVMlight from R for classification (type="C"). SVMlight is an implementation of Vapnik's Support Vector Machine. It is written in C by Thorsten Joachims. On the homepage (see below) the source-code and several binaries for SVMlight are available. If more then two classes are given the SVM is learned by the one-against-all scheme (class.type="oaa"). That means that each class is trained against the other K-1 classes. The class with the highest decision function in the SVM wins. So K SVMs have to be learned. If class.type="oao" each class is tested against every other and the final class is elected by a majority vote. If type="R" a SVM Regression is performed.

Value

  • A list containing the function call and the result of SVMlight.

Requirements

SVMlight (http://svmlight.joachims.org/) must be installed before using this interface.

concept

  • Support vector machines
  • SVMlight
  • SVM
  • Classification

References

http://svmlight.joachims.org/

See Also

predict.svmlight,svm,

Aliases
  • svmlight
  • svmlight.default
  • svmlight.formula
  • svmlight.matrix
  • svmlight.data.frame
  • svmlight.file
Examples
## Only works if the svmlight binaries are in the path.
data(iris)
x <- svmlight(Species ~ ., data = iris)
## Using RBF-Kernel with gamma=0.1:
data(B3)
x <- svmlight(PHASEN ~ ., data = B3, svm.options = "-t 2 -g 0.1")
Documentation reproduced from package klaR, version 0.6-11, License: GPL-2

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