MclustBootstrap.Rd
Bootstrap or jackknife estimation of standard errors and percentile bootstrap confidence intervals for the parameters of a Gaussian mixture model.
MclustBootstrap(object, nboot = 999, type = c("bs", "wlbs", "pb", "jk"), max.nonfit = 10*nboot, verbose = interactive(), ...)
object  An object of class 

nboot  The number of bootstrap replications. 
type  A character string specifying the type of resampling to use:

max.nonfit  The maximum number of nonestimable models allowed. 
verbose  A logical controlling if a text progress bar is displayed during the resampling procedure. By default is 
...  Further arguments passed to or from other methods. 
For a fitted Gaussian mixture model with object$G
mixture components and covariances parameterisation object$modelName
, this function returns either the bootstrap distribution or the jackknife distribution of mixture parameters. In the former case, the nonparametric bootstrap or the weighted likelihood bootstrap approach could be used, so the the bootstrap procedure generates nboot
bootstrap samples of the same size as the original data by resampling with replacement from the observed data. In the jackknife case, the procedure considers all the samples obtained by omitting one observation at time.
The resulting resampling distribution can then be used to obtain standard errors and percentile confidence intervals by the use of summary.MclustBootstrap
function.
An object of class 'MclustBootstrap'
with the following components:
The number of observations in the data.
The dimension of the data.
A value specifying the number of mixture components.
A character string specifying the mixture model covariances
parameterisation (see mclustModelNames
).
A list of estimated parameters for the mixture components with the following components:
pro
a vector of mixing proportions.
mean
a matrix of means for each component.
variance
an array of covariance matrices for each component.
The number of bootstrap replications if type = "bs"
or type = "wlbs"
. The sample size if type = "jk"
.
The type of resampling approach used.
The number of resamples that did not convergence during the procedure.
A matrix of dimension (nboot
x G
) containing the
bootstrap distribution for the mixing proportion.
An array of dimension (nboot
x d
x G
),
where d
is the dimension of the data, containing the bootstrap
distribution for the component means.
An array of dimension (nboot
x d
x d
x
G
), where d
is the dimension of the data, containing the
bootstrap distribution for the component covariances.
Davison, A. and Hinkley, D. (1997) Bootstrap Methods and Their Applications. Cambridge University Press.
McLachlan, G.J. and Peel, D. (2000) Finite Mixture Models. Wiley.
O'Hagan A., Murphy T. B., Gormley I. C. and Scrucca L. (2015) On Estimation of Parameter Uncertainty in ModelBased Clustering. Submitted to Computational Statistics.
if (FALSE) { data(diabetes) X < diabetes[,1] modClust < Mclust(X) bootClust < MclustBootstrap(modClust) summary(bootClust, what = "se") summary(bootClust, what = "ci") data(acidity) modDens < densityMclust(acidity) modDens < MclustBootstrap(modDens) summary(modDens, what = "se") summary(modDens, what = "ci") }