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FS19 STT481: Homework 3

(Due: Wednesday, November 6th, beginning of the class.)

100 points total

1. (20 pts) Finish the swirl course “Exploratory Data Analysis”. Finish Section 1-10 (no need to do 11-15).

You can install and go to the course by using the following command lines.

library(swirl)

install_course("Exploratory_Data_Analysis")

swirl()

2. (20 pts) In this question, we are going to perform cross-validation methods in order to choose a better

logistic regression model.

Consider Weekly data set, where we want to predict Direction using Lag1 and Lag2 predictors. To load the

Weekly data set, use the following command lines.

library(ISLR)

data("Weekly")

Suppose now I have two candidate models:

(i) log P r(Direction==”Up”)

1−P r(Direction==”Up”) = β0 + β1Lag1 + β2Lag2;

(ii) log P r(Direction==”Up”)

1−P r(Direction==”Up”) = β0 + β1Lag1 + β2Lag2 + β3Lag12 + β4Lag22.

(a) For each model, compute the LOOCV estimate for the test error by following the steps:

Write a for loop from i = 1 to i = n, where n is the number of observations in the data set, that performs

each of the following steps:

i. Fit a logistic regression model using all but the ith observation to predict Direction using Lag1 and

Lag2 for model (i) and using Lag1, Lag2, I(Lag1ˆ2), I(Lag2ˆ2) for model (ii).

ii. Compute the posterior probability of the market moving up for the ith observation.

iii. Use the posterior probability for the ith observation and use the threshold 0.5 in order to predict

whether or not the market moves up.

iv. Determine whether or not an error was made in predicting the direction for the ith observation. If an

error was made, then indicate this as a 1, and otherwise indicate it as a 0.

Take the average of the n numbers obtained in iv in order to obtain the LOOCV estimate for the test error.

(b) Comment on the results. Which of the two models appears to provide the better result on this data

based on the LOOCV estimates?

(c) The cv.glm function can be used to computer the LOOCV test error estimate. Run the following

command lines and see whether the results are the same as the ones you did in (a).

library(boot)

# Since the response is a binary variable an

# appropriate cost function for glm.cv is

cost <- function(r, pi = 0) mean(abs(r - pi) > 0.5)

glm.fit <- glm(Direction ~ Lag1 + Lag2, data = Weekly, family = binomial)

cv.error.1 <- cv.glm(Weekly, glm.fit, cost, K = nrow(Weekly))$delta[1]

glm.fit <- glm(Direction ~ Lag1 + Lag2 + I(Lag1^2) + I(Lag2^2), data = Weekly, family = binomial)

cv.error.2 <- cv.glm(Weekly, glm.fit, cost, K = nrow(Weekly))$delta[1]

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(d) For each model, compute the 10-fold CV estimate for the test error by following the steps:

Run the following command lines.

set.seed(1) ## the seed can be arbitrary but we use 1 for the sake of consistency

fold.index <- cut(sample(1:nrow(Weekly)), breaks=10, labels=FALSE)

Write a for loop from i = 1 to i = 10 and in each loop, perform each of the following steps:

i. Fit a logistic regression model using all but the observations that satisfy fold.index==i to predict

Direction using Lag1 and Lag2 for model (i) and using Lag1, Lag2, I(Lag1ˆ2), I(Lag2ˆ2) for model

(ii).

ii. Compute the posterior probability of the market moving up for the observations that satisfy

fold.index==i.

iii. Use the posterior probabilities for the observations that satisfy fold.index==i and use the threshold

0.5 in order to predict whether or not the market moves up.

iv. Compute the error rate was made in predicting Direction for those observations that satisfy

fold.index==i.

Take the average of the 10 numbers obtained in iv in order to obtain the 10-fold CV estimate for the test

error.

(e) Comment on the results. Which of the two models appears to provide the better result on this data

based on the 10-fold CV estimates?

(f) cv.glm function can be used to compute the 10-fold CV test error estimate. Run the following command

lines and see whether the results are the same as the ones you did in (d). If they are not the same,

what’s the reason?

library(boot)

# Since the response is a binary variable an

# appropriate cost function for glm.cv is

cost <- function(r, pi = 0) mean(abs(r - pi) > 0.5)

glm.fit <- glm(Direction ~ Lag1 + Lag2, data = Weekly, family = binomial)

cv.error.1 <- cv.glm(Weekly, glm.fit, cost, K = 10)$delta[1]

glm.fit <- glm(Direction ~ Lag1 + Lag2 + I(Lag1^2) + I(Lag2^2), data = Weekly, family = binomial)

cv.error.2 <- cv.glm(Weekly, glm.fit, cost, K = 10)$delta[1]

(g) Comment on the computation costs for LOOCV and 10-fold CV. Which one is faster in your implementation

in (a) and (d)?

3. (20 pts) In this question, we are going to perform cross-validation methods to determine the tuning

parameter K for KNN.

Consider Default data set, where we want to predict default using student, balance, and income predictors.

Since student is a qualitative predictor, we want to use dummy variable for it and standardize the data using

scale function. To load the Default data set and standardize the data, use the following command lines.

library(ISLR)

data("Default")

X <- Default[, c("student", "balance", "income")]

X[,"student"] <- ifelse(X[,"student"] == "Yes", 1, 0)

X <- scale(X)

y <- Default[, "default"]

Suppose now the candidate tuning parameter K’s for KNN are K = 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30.

(a) For each K, compute the LOOCV estimate for the test error by following the steps:

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Write a for loop from i = 1 to i = n, where n is the number of observations in the data set, that performs

each of the following steps:

i. Perform KNN using all but the ith observation and predict default for the ith observation. (Hint: use

knn function and return the class. No need to compute posterior probabilities. That is, use prob =

FALSE in the knn function and then use the return class of knn).

ii. Determine whether or not an error was made in predicting the direction for the ith observation. If an

error was made, then indicate this as a 1, and otherwise indicate it as a 0.

Take the average of the n numbers obtained in ii in order to obtain the LOOCV estimate for the test error.

(b) Comment on the results. Which of the tuning parameter K’s appears to provide the best results on

this data based on the LOOCV estimates?

(c) knn.cv function can be used to perform LOOCV. Run the following command lines and see whether

the results are same as the ones you did in (a).

library(class)

for(k in c(1,5,10,15,20,25,30)){

cvknn <- knn.cv(X, y, k = k) ## the little k here is the number of nearest neighbors not k-fold

print(mean(cvknn != y))

}

(d) For each K, compute the 10-fold CV estimate for the test error by following the steps:

Run the following command lines.

set.seed(10) ## the seed can be arbitrary but we use 10 for the sake of consistency

fold.index <- cut(sample(1:nrow(Default)), breaks=10, labels=FALSE)

Write a for loop from i = 1 to i = 10 and in the loop, perform each of the following steps:

i. Perform KNN using all but the observations that satisfy fold.index==i and predict default for the

observations that satisfy fold.index==i. (Hint: use knn function and return the class. No need to

compute posterior probabilities. That is, use prob = FALSE in the knn function and then use the return

class of knn).

ii. Compute the error rate was made in predicting the direction for those observations that satisfy

fold.index==i.

Take the average of the 10 numbers obtained in ii in order to obtain the 10-fold CV estimate for the test error.

(e) Comment on the results. Which of the tuning parameter K’s appears to provide the best results on

this data based on the 10-fold CV estimates?

4. (10 pts) In this question, we are going to use the zipcode data in the HW2 Q10.

(a) Using the zipcode_train.csv data, perform a 10-fold cross-validation using KNNs with K = 1, 2, . . . , 30

and choose the best tuning parameter K.

(b) Using the zipcode_test.csv and comparing the KNN you obtained in (a) with logsitic regression and

LDA, which of these methods appears to provide the best results on the test data? Is this the same

conclusion that you made in HW2?

(c) Using the KNN you obtained above in (a), show two of those handwritten digits that this KNN cannot

identify correctly.

5. (10 pts) Question 8 in Section 5.4.

6. (10 pts) Question 8 in Section 6.8.

7. (10 pts) In this question, we will predict the number of applications received using the other variables

in the College data set.

First, we split the data set into a training set and a test set by using the following command lines.

library(ISLR)

data("College")

set.seed(20)

train <- sample(nrow(College), 600)

College.train <- College[train, ]

College.test <- College[-train, ]

(a) Fit a linear model using least squares on the training set, and report the test error obtained.

(b) Fit a ridge regression model on the training set, with λ chosen by cross-validation. Report the test

error obtained.

(c) Fit a lasso model on the training set, with λ chosen by crossvalidation. Report the test error obtained,

along with the number of non-zero coefficient estimates.

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