The package SIHR(Statistics Inference for High-dimensional Regression) facilitates statistical inference in high-dimensional generalized linear models (GLM) with continuous and binary outcomes. It offers tools to construct confidence intervals and to conduct hypothesis testing for low-dimensional objectives (e.g. \(e_1^\intercal \beta\)) in both one-sample and two-sample regression regimes.


In numerous scenarios, regression problems often involve a number of dimensions \(p\) surpassing the sample size \(n\). Traditional estimators, derived through penalized maximum likelihood methods like Lasso and Ridge, are unsuitable for statistical inference due to significant estimation bias introduced by the penalty term. Our package leverages debiasing methods, addressing a broad spectrum of inference challenges in high-dimensional GLMs, applicable to both continuous and binary outcomes.

To demonstrate the effect of bias correction, we conducted 250 simulation rounds. The data generation process is defined with \(n=p=200\): for \(1\leq i\leq n\), the covariates follows \(X_i\sim \mathcal{N}({0}_p, \mathbf{I}_p)\), the outcome follows \(Y_i = X_i^\intercal \beta + \mathcal{N}(0,1)\), where \(\beta= (0.5_{5}, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1, {0}_{p-10})\).

Our objective was to conduct inference on the first coefficient \(e_1^\intercal \beta = 0.5\). However, as illustrated in the left subfigure, Lasso estimators from the glmnet package exhibit considerable bias. Conversely, our SIHR estimators, shown in the right subfigure, are unbiased and thus ready for valid statistical inference.

Illustration of Bias Correction

Illustration of Bias Correction


You can install the development version from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")

Getting Started

The package consists of 5 main functions in one or two samples regime, with different low-dimensional objectives, respectively. Having fitted the model, it allows for two methods to report the result.

Outline of SIHR

Outline of SIHR

We have prepared several vignettes to help users get ready with SIHR: