Analysis of mixed data: methods & applications by Alexander R. de Leon, Keumhee Carrière Chough

By Alexander R. de Leon, Keumhee Carrière Chough

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A full CGD for U and Y assumes that the joint probability density of observing state s of U with Y = y is 1 Σs |−1/2 exp − (y − µ s ) Σ −1 πs (2π)−C/2 |Σ s (y − µ s ) . 1) That is, it assumes that if U falls in the sth state (or sth discrete response pattern), then Y has the µ s ,Σ Σs ) with mean vector µ s and covariance matrix Σ s , while multivariate normal distribution NC (µ the probability that U falls in state s is πs (∑Ss=1 πs = 1). 1) can be rewritten in the form 1 ψ y − y Σsy . 2) are its canonical parameters.

No ordinal variables), then GMDM specializes to GLOM. , no nominal variables), in which case Y is multivariate normal and Z depends on Y via a multivariate probit model; GCMs for ordinal data are obtained by taking C = 0 and S = 1. The choice of fY,Y∗ |X (·) is completely arbitrary; however, modeling it by the multivariate normal distribution with constant covariance matrix across the states, as in GMDM, is convenient because of the normal distribution’s nice marginal and conditional distributions.

Otherwise, when the outcome vector contains only categorical outcomes, this criterion amounts to casting all outcomes into a single categorical outcome ending up with the classical entropy criterion. Focusing on single trees, Dine et al. (2009) adopt the classical strategy, which grows a large tree and then prunes it in order to avoid overfitting, to select the final tree. The single multivariate tree can then be used to gain insight about the relationship between the predictors and the multiple outcomes in a parsimonious way, and it can also be used to predict new observations.

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