porridge: Ridge-Type Penalized Estimation of a Potpourri of Models
The name of the package is derived from the French, 'pour' ridge, and provides functionality for ridge-type estimation of a potpourri of models. Currently, this estimation concerns that of various Gaussian graphical models from different study designs. Among others it considers the regular Gaussian graphical model and a mixture of such models. The porridge-package implements the estimation of the former either from i) data with replicated observations by penalized loglikelihood maximization using the regular ridge penalty on the parameters (van Wieringen, Chen, 2021, <doi:10.1002/sim.9028>) or ii) from non-replicated data by means of either a ridge estimator with multiple shrinkage targets (as presented in van Wieringen et al. 2020, <doi:10.1016/j.jmva.2020.104621>) or the generalized ridge estimator that allows for both the inclusion of quantitative and qualitative prior information on the precision matrix via element-wise penalization and shrinkage (van Wieringen, 2019, <doi:10.1080/10618600.2019.1604374>). Additionally, the porridge-package facilitates the ridge penalized estimation of a mixture of Gaussian graphical models (Aflakparast et al., 2018, <doi:10.1002/bimj.201700102>).
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