varrank: Heuristics Tools Based on Mutual Information for Variable Ranking

A computational toolbox of heuristics approaches for performing variable ranking and feature selection based on mutual information well adapted for multivariate system epidemiology datasets. The core function is a general implementation of the minimum redundancy maximum relevance model. R. Battiti (1994) <doi:10.1109/72.298224>. Continuous variables are discretized using a large choice of rule. Variables ranking can be learned with a sequential forward/backward search algorithm. The two main problems that can be addressed by this package is the selection of the most representative variable within a group of variables of interest (i.e. dimension reduction) and variable ranking with respect to a set of features of interest.

Version: 0.1
Imports: stats, FNN, grDevices
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown, Boruta, DAAG, FSelector, caret, e1071, mlbench, psych, varSelRF, gplots
Published: 2018-04-23
Author: Gilles Kratzer [aut, cre], Reinhard Furrer [ctb]
Maintainer: Gilles Kratzer <gilles.kratzer at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: varrank citation info
CRAN checks: varrank results


Reference manual: varrank.pdf
Vignettes: varrank
Package source: varrank_0.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: varrank_0.1.tgz, r-oldrel: not available


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