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### category selection with LASSO

Suppose one has two features: color = {R, G, B} and t-shirt size = {S, M, L} and wants to regress these features on the probability of a sale, call it p. So the model is p ~ color + size. Now, the ...
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### Advice for interpolating a model

I'm new in Stack Exchange, so I hope no to be off topic. I'm also new in bioinformatics and I was asked to perform an analysis. Briefly, I have a dataset of 29 cell lines and the IC50 values of a test ...
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### Interpreting the lasso coefficients

I have used lasso logistic regression on some data and I have some non zero coefficients for some of the features. I want to know based upon the coefficient values how do I rank the features?
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### When wouldn't I use LASSO for model selection?

Assume that you need to build a linear model to make predictions for new observations, and that there is uncertainty about which subset of variables should be included in the model. You are only ...
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### Why the maxStages argument in biglars.fit does not work

Why doesn't the biglars.fit function work when maxStages is specified? I've tried multiple values and multiple ways of casting $y$ but it doesn't work. ...
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### Lasso-ing the order of a lag?

Suppose I have longitudinal data of the form $\mathbf Y = (Y_1, \ldots, Y_J) \sim \mathcal N(\mu, \Sigma)$ (I have multiple observations, this is just the form of a single one). I'm interested in ...
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### Why does the Lasso provide Variable Selection?

I've been reading Elements of Statistical Learning, and I would like to know why the Lasso provides variable selection and ridge regression doesn't. Both methods minimize the residual sum of squares ...
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### When would I choose Lasso over Elastic Net

What are the scenarios where Lasso is likely to perform better than Elastic Net (out of sample prediction)?
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### How Can I use some variables selected by LASSO?

I am very new about statistics. So, please understand if my question is somewhat awkward, and please give me related any advice. I have some data set. X = 500 x 100 (500 observations x 100 ...
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### Network/structure learning

Given a data set $\mathbf{X}\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times p}$, where $n$ is the number of samples (observations) and $p$ is the number of features, I would like to know what kind of methods exist for ...
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### LASSO method: prediction for multi-dimentional reponses

I have a feature matrix, that is 'X' 2000 (observation) x 200 (variable). I also have a response matrix, that is 'Y' 2000 (response) x 2 (variable). I would like to apply LASSO method to the data ...
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### Implement Forward, Backward, Step and LASSO in VB .NET

My client wants me to implement Variable selection methods i.e. Forward, Backward, Step and LASSO in VB .Net platform including p-value and AIC. I have no idea about the steps involved to calculate ...
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### Feature selection using correlation

I am trying to do some feature selection using correlation. However, I found that my features are not that correlated. The highest correlation was 0.08. So I am not sure if this is a useful thing to ...
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### How to check the features which are selected by LASSO

I am using LASSO (glmnet) to do feature selection. However, how can I check which features are selected?
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### Using LASSO from lars (or glmnet) package in R for variable selection

Sorry if this question comes across a little basic. I am looking to use LASSO variable selection for a multiple linear regression model in R. I have 15 predictors, one of which is categorical(will ...
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### How does LASSO select among collinear predictors?

I'm looking for an intuitive answer why a GLM LASSO model selects a specific predictor out of a group of highly correlated ones, and why it does so differently then the best subset feature selection. ...
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### LASSO vs forward selection

I have two questions: I use cross validation to select a LASSO model, does the step in which a particular variable enter, indicate its relative importance? Let's age enter in step 1 and sex enter in ...
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### LASSO vs AIC for feature selection with the Cox model

I have some questions about the Lasso. After using the AIC or BIC to select a model, the model is fit with the variables selected in order to get the standard errors of the estimates with CIs, ...
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### How to select the best variables by RandomForest in R?

I have a table of mRNA levels of my target gene and it's transcription factors in many different condition. What I want to do is to select the most important ...
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### Bootstrap randomized Lasso selection for a Cox model

I'm interested in variable selection for a cox proportional hazards model. I've read this article which slightly favours randomized bootstrap lasso selection over bootstrap lasso selection since it ...
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### Kernel in PenalizedSVM R package

There is not option to select kernel in penalizedSVM R package. What kernel do they use? Is there some other R package with penalized SVM methods where I can choose various kernels?
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### If p > n, the lasso selects at most n variables

One of the motivations for the elastic net was the following limitation of LASSO: "In the p > n case, the lasso selects at most n variables before it saturates, because of the nature of the convex ...
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### Variable Selection One by One vs Simultaneously

The high dimensional variable selection problem is really popular now. But I have a question: If I do simple linear regression regressing one response variable on 1 covariate at a time first and then ...
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### Variable selection with LASSO

I am trying to fit a predictive gene-based model in survival analysis. My question is: Can I use LASSO as a variable selection method, and then run a multivariate Cox regression to get the ...
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### When does LASSO select correlated predictors?

I'm using the package 'lars' in R with the following code: ...
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### What are disadvantages of using the lasso for variable selection for regression?

From what I know, using lasso for variable selection handles the problem of correlated inputs. Also, since it is equivalent to Least Angle Regression, it is not slow computationally. However, many ...