Implements the expectation step of EM algorithm for parameterized Gaussian mixture models.

estep(data, modelName, parameters, warn = NULL, ...)



A numeric vector, matrix, or data frame of observations. Categorical variables are not allowed. If a matrix or data frame, rows correspond to observations and columns correspond to variables.


A character string indicating the model. The help file for mclustModelNames describes the available models.


A names list giving the parameters of the model. The components are as follows:


Mixing proportions for the components of the mixture. If the model includes a Poisson term for noise, there should be one more mixing proportion than the number of Gaussian components.


The mean for each component. If there is more than one component, this is a matrix whose kth column is the mean of the kth component of the mixture model.


A list of variance parameters for the model. The components of this list depend on the model specification. See the help file for mclustVariance for details.


An estimate of the reciprocal hypervolume of the data region. If set to NULL or a negative value, the default is determined by applying function hypvol to the data. Used only when pro includes an additional mixing proportion for a noise component.


A logical value indicating whether or not a warning should be issued when computations fail. The default is warn=FALSE.


Catches unused arguments in indirect or list calls via


A list including the following components:


A character string identifying the model (same as the input argument).


A matrix whose [i,k]th entry is the conditional probability of the ith observation belonging to the kth component of the mixture.


The input parameters.


The log-likelihood for the data in the mixture model.


"WARNING": an appropriate warning if problems are encountered in the computations.

See also


if (FALSE) { msEst <- mstep(modelName = "VVV", data = iris[,-5], z = unmap(iris[,5])) names(msEst) estep(modelName = msEst$modelName, data = iris[,-5], parameters = msEst$parameters)}