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Bayesian Network or Logistic regression?

The Bayesian Networks and Logistic regression can be used to predict events or give to each customer the propensity to have a behavior. Which are the advantages or disadvantages of these 2 methods? ...
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Computing mixture of Binomial distributions

I'm trying to model a simple Bayes net, with $n$ samples based on a (unobservable) Bernoulli parameter, representing a true state of the world. Let $T$ be a Bernoulli random variable, with ...
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Bayesian network learning can be derived from learning each conditional distribution separately?

Please helm I am wondering if we consider a learning the parameter of a bayesian network ,with a training set ,where each training set is a vector of values containing all the random variable ,in ...
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Does a Bayesian network include the CPTs?

I'm preparing slides for a lecture, and I require some guidance. I'm only talking about discrete variables. How would you formally define the concepts surrounding Bayesian networks? A Bayesian ...
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Bayes nets - calculating probabilities

Given a Bayesian network, say a -> b -> c, all binary random variables (I won't show the CPTs, assume they are given). You are told b and c are true. How do you calculate the P(a=True)?
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How to implement a simple Bayesian Network for Time Series Data?

I'm a computer science grad student, with not much knowledge in Bayesian statistics, so I'm seeking for guidance for the simplest start. I have 10 variables, like demand, price etc. and I want to ...
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Which naive Bayes?

I am attempting to use a naïve Bayes classifier in python (using scikit-learn), with two examples. The first example has 6 classes and 2 hypotheses, the 2nd example has 2 classes and 6 hypotheses. ...
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Bayesian models vs Bayesian network models

I'm new to statistical modeling and working on applications in spatial property prediction. Can you help me understand the difference between a hierarchical bayesian model and a bayesian network ...
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about the definition of bayesian network

In this PDF http://people.csail.mit.edu/yks/documents/classes/mlbook/pdf/chapter2.pdf page 5 says: Given a set of functions $f(x_i,pa(x_i))$ non-negative and sum to 1, we define a joint probability ...
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How to use Hartemink's discretization algorithm?

From the help documentation of the discretize function of the R package bnlearn: Hartemink's algorithm has been designed to ...
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Markov blanket conditional distribution derivation

I am trying to derive the formula for the conditional distribution for a variable in a Bayesian network: $$p(x_j|x_{-j})=p(x_j|x_{pa(j)})\prod_{k\in ch(j)}p(x_k|x_{pa(k)})$$ I understand D-separation ...
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Bayesian networks from a table

Could someone help me with question 5.b. I understand that the probability of any of these occuring independently is 0.5 but how do I combine those into a joint distribution function? Is $0.5 \cdot ...
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EM algorithm decreases!

I have used the Bayes Net Toolbox to build a small network, which consists of 3 nodes and is shown below. Node 1 is a Bernoulli random variable, node 2 is a Gaussian random variable and node 3 is a ...
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Bayesian Networks and discretization of variables using K-means clustering

In many approaches to learning Bayesian Networks a solution to tackle continuous variables is to discretize them and apply one of the well established techniques for learning Bayesian Networks ...
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Difference between fuzzy graphical network , Markov model and Bayesian network

Referring to this answer Difference between Bayesian network and neural network and causal inference, I have come across other graphical models (1) Fuzzy Cognitive Map and (2) Neuro-Fuzzy (3) Fuzzy ...
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Difference between Bayes network, neural network, Petri Nets and decision tree

What is the difference between Neural network, Bayesian network, Decision tree and Petri Nets eventhough they are all graphical models and visually depict cause-effect relationship. Thank you
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Why are Bayesian classifiers “robust to noise”?

In many different settings I've read that Bayesian classifiers like Naïve Bayes and Bayesian Networks are more robust to noise in the input data than other classifiers. I'm wondering what the evidence ...
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number of stochastic nodes in bayesian multivariate distribution?

I'm doing some bayesian modeling using BUGS - JAGS to be specific. I find it hard to infer how many stochastic (i.e. non-deterministic) nodes there really are when I use multivariate distributions. ...
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Gibbs sampling how to sample from the conditional probability? Bayesian model

I want to learn Gibbs sampling for a Bayesian model. How can I sample the variable from the conditional distribution? In this example, arrow means dependent; for example, ...
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Multivariate meta-analysis in R: how to investigate network of variables

I would like to conduct a meta-analysis to investigate the interaction of three variables:hair color (dark/light), gender (male/female) and size (continuous). I have three studies reporting effect ...
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Sufficient number of sample to learn Bayesian network?

I want to construct Bayesian network for a 800 genes(genes are my node/variables). I have only 30 cancer samples and 30 normal sample.so I want to create network for cancer samples and for the normal ...
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How to learn Bayesian Network Structure from the dataset?

I need to learn a Bayesian Network Structure from a dataset. I read the book titled "Learning Bayesian Networks" written Neapolitan and Richard but I have no clear idea. According to the book from ...
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Intuitive understanding of Local Probability Distribution

I'm learning Bayesian network. I have problem in intuitive understanding of Local Probability Distribution. Can anybody explain to me what it is?
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Do edges in directed acyclic graph represent causality?

I am studying Probabilistic Graphical Models, a book for self-study. Do edges in a directed acyclic graph (DAG) represent causal relations? What if I want to construct a Bayesian network, but I am ...
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I have a problem in bayesian networks get p(E|A)

I'm doing this book "Modeling and reasoning with Bayesian Networks" and I have this problem: ...
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Parameters and parameter estimation in graphical models

I try to understand parameter estimation and learning problems at Graphical Models, especially in directed ones (Bayesian Networks). But first of all, I try to understand what exactly a parameter ...
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Tried to overfit a Bayes net, but mean prediction error is worse than learned network?

I have variables A, B, C, D, and E. I am interested in building a classifier for A. I learned a Bayes net structure from the data using greedy search and BIC as a score. Call this network 1. Using ...
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Understanding d-separation theory in causal Bayesian networks

I am trying to understand the d-Separation logic in Causal Bayesian Networks. I know how the algorithm works, but I don't exactly understand why the "flow of information" works as stated in the ...
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Why do Bayesian Networks use acyclicity assumption?

Actually, this question is more or less a duplicate of the one which I have asked on math.stackexchange two days ago. I did not get any answer there but I think now here is a better place to ask ...
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What is a recommended Python framework for Bayes Nets [closed]

What is a good Python framework to use for statistical analysis using Bayes Nets. The following statistical frameworks in one way or other do not support expected features. Python Scikit does not ...
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How can I update a Bayesian network model given new data on only a subset of the variables in the original model?

There are several methods for inferring network structure in Bayesian networks, given data. In my case I have a Bayesian network model built from old data, and I have a new source of data that I want ...
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How to generalize Particle Filters (w.r.t. multiple states)

I'm using particle filters for inference in a hidden markov model with an infinite state-space. My current state-variable is multidimensional and there are interdependencies between some dimensions. I ...
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Regarding the formula of using $\text{P}(Y|X)$ to compute $\text{E}[X]$

When reading a presentation on "expectation propagation," I found a strange formula for computing $\text{E}[X]$ from a conditional probability: $$\text{E}[X] = \frac{\int x P(y_i|x) dx}{\int P(y_i|x) ...
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Bayesian Belief Network - directions of arcs between nodes

I generated a BBN below based on environmental variables and a response of some organism. My aim here is to see how environmental variables (A-H in a graph above) interact with each other and ...
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How to measure the distance between two Bayesian networks?

Given a set of random variables $\{X_1, X_2, \dots, X_M \}$ and a (complete) dataset $D$, I have used some standard (greedy) algorithms to find good candidates to be the "true" bayesian network ...
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What are the structural rules for arc reversal in a Bayesian network?

Given a Bayesian network, if I reverse the edge from $X \rightarrow Y$, what additional edges do I need to add to the structure of the network? I know that there are some rules about linking (adding ...
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Simple Bayes network

Given the following Bayes network: with $p(k=t)=.2$ $p(o=t)=.1$ $p(s=t|k=f,o=f)=.0$ $p(s=t|k=f,o=t)=.2$ $p(s=t|k=t,o=f)=.5$ $p(s=t|k=t,o=t)=.95$ how would I calculate $p(s=t|o=t)$ and ...
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Simple Bayesian network

I have three variables: GENDER {“Male”, “Female”} AGE {“0-18”, “19-30”, “30-60”, “60+”} REGION {“Europe”, “Asia”, “Africa”, “America”} From the literature I “know” that: Males who live in Asia ...
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why to do structure learning for Bayesian networks?

Given a very-large data set, if our goal is to do probabilistic inference, what are the main advantages of learning a Bayesian network from data and then, use the Bayesian network to compute ...
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Generating Bayesian network graph with dsc file

I'm using a free version of Bayesian network software called Netica. It allows only 15 nodes for the free version. Do you know any other software or R package that generate a kind of graph below using ...
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Finding the corresponding bayesian network of a predefined joint probability distribution

Given a joint probability distribution over the variables $X_1,X_2,\dots,X_n$. Is there an algorithm for constructing the corresponding Bayesian Network?
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Bayesian network inference using pymc (Beginner's confusion)

I am currently taking the PGM course by Daphne Koller on Coursera. In that, we generally model a Bayesian Network as a cause and effect directed graph of the variables which are part of the observed ...
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Bayesian belief network for finding combinatory effects of multiple environmental variables on allele frequency

I'm a beginner to Bayesian belief network (BBN). I read a few articles on introduction to BBN. So I know a general idea of BBN. But I'm struggling to construct a graphical network and conditional ...
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Causal models in pymc3

I'm trying to fit a causal model. Participants in a task are trained on the model then asked for their belief in all the joints over the variables (e.g., what are the chances of observing an item with ...
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Evidential reasoning in Gaussian Bayesian Networks

I am working on Gaussian Bayesian Networks (GBN) i.e. the Bayesian Networks where all the random variables are continuous in nature. I am seriously trapped in the problem of evidential reasoning in ...
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How was this summation performed?

Say I have the following simple Bayesian network involving 3 r.v.s A, B, and C: $$ A \rightarrow C \rightarrow B $$ I am trying to prove that A and B are conditionally independent given by ...
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Latent variables in Bayes nets with no physical interpretation

In Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning Bishop writes about Bayes networks: For practical applications of probabilistic models, it will typically be the highernumbered variables ...
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Are probability graphic models useful for predictive modelling?

Are Probability Graphic Models (say specifically Bayesian Networks) useful for predictive modelling in terms of large data (100,000 - 1,000,000 rows) and many variables (hundreds)? Meaning, is this ...
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Static Bayesian networks using p-values

In your opinion, what is the best way of handling Bayesian networks using continuous data, in this particular case, p-values? I have read about several discretization techniques, Gaussian approaches, ...
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Moralization and triangulation on belief networks

Assume that I have a belief network with a set of nodes. In order to create a valid junction tree I have to moralize the graph. Assume now that I have nodes with more than 2 parents (e.g 3 parents) ...