msaenet 2.7 (2017-09-24)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the missing arguments issue when init = "ridge".

msaenet 2.6 (2017-04-23)

Improvements

  • Added two arguments lower.limits and upper.limits to support coefficient constraints in aenet() and msaenet() [#1].

msaenet 2.5 (2017-03-24)

Improvements

  • Better code indentation style.
  • Update gallery images in README.md.

msaenet 2.4 (2017-02-17)

Improvements

  • Improved graphical details for coefficient path plots, following the general graphic style in the ESL (The Elements of Statistical Learning) book.
  • More options available in plot.msaenet() for extra flexibility: it is now possible to set important properties of the label appearance such as position, offset, font size, and axis titles via the new arguments label.pos, label.offset, label.cex, xlab, and ylab.

msaenet 2.3 (2017-02-09)

Improvements

  • Reduced model saturation cases and improved speed at the initialization step for MCP-net and SCAD-net based models when init = "ridge", by using the ridge estimation implementation from glmnet. As a benefit, we now have a more aligned baseline for the comparison between elastic-net based models and MCP-net/SCAD-net based models when init = "ridge".
  • Style improvements in code and examples: reduced whitespace with a new formatting scheme.

msaenet 2.2 (2017-02-02)

New Features

  • Added BIC, EBIC, and AIC in addition to k-fold cross-validation for model selection.
  • Added new arguments tune and tune.nsteps to controls this for selecting the optimal model for each step, and the optimal model among all steps (i.e. the optimal step).
  • Added arguments ebic.gamma and ebic.gamma.nsteps to control the EBIC tuning parameter, if ebic is specified by tune or tune.nsteps.
  • Redesigned plot function: now supports two types of plots (coefficient path, screeplot of the optimal step selection criterion), optimal step highlighting, variable labeling, and color palette customization. See ?plot.msaenet for details.

Improvements

  • Renamed previous argument gamma (scaling factor for adaptive weights) to scale to avoid possible confusion.
  • Reset the default values of candidate concavity parameter gammas to be 3.7 for SCAD-net and 3 for MCP-net.
  • Unified the supported model family in all model types to be "gaussian", "binomial", "poisson", and "cox".

msaenet 2.1 (2017-01-15)

New Features

Improvements

  • Speed improvements in msaenet.sim.gaussian() by more vectorization when generating correlation matrices.
  • Added parameters max.iter and epsilon for MCP-net and SCAD-net related functions to have finer control over convergence criterion. By default, max.iter = 10000 and epsilon = 1e-4.

msaenet 2.0 (2017-01-05)

New Features

  • Added support for adaptive MCP-net. See ?amnet for details.
  • Added support for adaptive SCAD-net. See ?asnet for details.
  • Added support for multi-step adaptive MCP-net (MSAMNet). See ?msamnet for details.
  • Added support for multi-step adaptive SCAD-net (MSASNet). See ?msasnet for details.
  • Added msaenet.nzv.all() for displaying the indices of non-zero variables in all adaptive estimation steps.

Improvements

  • More flexible predict.msaenet method allowing users to specify prediction type.

msaenet 1.1 (2016-12-28)

New Features

  • Added method coef for extracting model coefficients. See ?coef.msaenet for details.

Improvements

  • New website (https://msaenet.com) generated by pkgdown, with a full set of function documentation and vignettes available.
  • Added Windows continuous integration support using AppVeyor.

msaenet 1.0 (2016-09-20)

New Features

  • Initial version of the msaenet package