- Added new function
`MoE_stepwise`

for conducting a greedy forward stepwise

search to find the optimal model in terms of the number of components, GPCM

covariance parameterisation, and the subsets of gating/expert network covariates. `MoE_control`

&`predict.MoEClust`

gain the arg.`discard.noise`

:

Default of`FALSE`

retains old behaviour (see documentation for details).`MoE_control`

gains the arg.`z.list`

and the`init.z`

arg. gets the option`"list"`

:

this allows manually supplying (soft or hard) initial cluster allocation matrices.- New args. and small fixes added to
`MoE_gpairs`

:`uncert.cov`

arg. added to control uncertainty point-size in panels with covariates.`density.pars`

gains arg.`label.style`

.`scatter.pars`

&`stripplot.pars`

gain args.`noise.size`

&`size.noise`

.`barcode.pars$bar.col`

slightly fixed from previous update.- Colours for
`"violin"`

type plots now accurate for MAP panels.

- Slight speed-up to
`noise_vol`

when`method="ellipsoidhull"`

. - Small fix to
`predict.MoEClust`

when`resid=TRUE`

for models with expert covariates. - Small fix related to
`...`

construct for`residuals.MoEClust`

. - All printing related to noise-only models no longer shows the model name (there is none!).
- Other small fixes to
`print.MoEClust`

,`print.summary_MoEClust`

, &`print.MoECompare`

. - Cosmetic fix to returned
`gating`

objects for`equalPro=TRUE`

models. - Removed
`snow`

package from`Suggests:`

.

`noise_vol`

now also returns the location of the centre of mass of the region

used to estimate the hypervolume, regardless of the method employed. This fixes:`predict.MoEClust`

for any models with a noise component (see below).- The summary of means for models with expert covariates and a noise component.
- The location of the MVN ellipses for such models in
`MoE_gpairs`

(see below).

- Furthermore, calculation of the hypervolume in
`noise_vol`

for data with >2 dimensions

is now correct when`method="ellipsoidhull"`

, owing to a bug in the`cluster`

package. - Other fixes and speed-ups for the
`MoE_gpairs`

plotting function:- Added arg.
`expert.covar`

(& also to`as.Mclust`

function). - Fixed location of MVN ellipses for models with noise & expert covariates (see above).
- Fixes when
`response.type="density"`

for all models with a noise component. - Speed-up when
`response.type="density"`

for models with covariates of any kind. - Fixes to labelling for models with a noise component.
- Fixed handling of
`subset$data.ind`

&`subset$cov.ind`

arguments. - Barcode type plots now have colour for panels involving the MAP classification.
- Barcode type plots now respect the arg.
`buffer`

. - Use of colour in
`MoE_plotGate`

is now consistent with`MoE_gpairs`

.

- Added arg.
- Fixes to how
`gating`

&`expert`

formulas are handled:- Allowed specification of formulas with dropped variables of the form
`~.-a-b`

. - Allowed formulas with no intercept of the form
`~c-1`

. - Allowed interaction effects, transformations and higher-order terms using
`I()`

. - Small related fixes to
`drop_levels`

&`drop_constants`

functions.

- Allowed specification of formulas with dropped variables of the form
`MoE_compare`

gains arg.`noise.vol`

for overriding the`noise.meth`

arg.:

this allows specifying an improper uniform density directly via the (hyper)volume,

& hence adding noise to models for high-dimensional data for which`noise_vol()`

fails.- Fixed bug for
`equalPro`

models with noise component, and also added`equalNoise`

arg.

to`MoE_control`

, further controlling`equalPro`

in the presence of a noise component. - Fixes to
`predict.MoEClust`

for the following special cases:- Fixes for any models with a noise component (see
`noise_vol`

comment above). - Accounted for predictions of single observations for models with a noise component.
- Accounted for models with equal mixing proportions.

- Fixes for any models with a noise component (see
- Accounted for categorical covariates in the
`x.axis`

arg. to`MoE_plotGate`

. `tau0`

can now also be supplied as a vector in the presence of gating covariates.- Fix to
`expert_covar`

for univariate models. - Slight
`MoE_estep`

speed-up due to removal of unnecessary`sweep()`

. - Small fixes for when
`clustMD`

is invoked, and added`snow`

package to`Suggests:`

. - The
`nnet`

arg.`MaxNWts`

now passable to gating network`multinom`

call via`MoE_control`

. - Improved printing of output and handling of ties, especially for
`MoE_compare`

. - Many documentation and vignette improvements.

- New
`MoE_control`

arg.`algo`

allows model fitting using the`"EM"`

or`"CEM"`

algorithm:- Related new function
`MoE_cstep`

added. - Extra
`algo`

option`"cemEM"`

allows running EM starting from convergence of CEM.

- Related new function
- Added
`LOGLIK`

to`MoE_clust`

output, giving maximal log-likelihood values for all fitted models.- Behaves exactly as per
`DF/ITERS`

, etc., with associated printing/plotting functions. - Edited
`MoE_compare`

,`summary.MoEClust`

, &`MoE_plotCrit`

accordingly.

- Behaves exactly as per
- New
`MoE_control`

arg.`nstarts`

allows for multiple random starts when`init.z="random"`

. - New
`MoE_control`

arg.`tau0`

provides another means of initialising the noise component. - If
`clustMD`

is invoked for initialisation, models are now run more quickly in parallel. `MoE_plotGate`

now allows a user-specified x-axis against which mixing proportions are plotted.- Fixed bug in checking for strictly increasing log-likelihood estimates.

- New
`predict.MoEClust`

function added: predicts cluster membership probability,

MAP classification, and fitted response, using only new covariates or new covariates &

new response data, with noise components (and the`noise.gate`

option) accounted for. - New plotting function
`MoE_Uncertainty`

added (callable within`plot.MoEClust`

):

visualises clustering uncertainty in the form of a barplot or an ordered profile plot,

allowing reference to be made to the true labels, or not, in both cases. - Specifying
`response.type="density"`

to`MoE_gpairs`

now works properly for models with

gating &/or expert network covariates. Previous approach which evaluated the density using

averaged gates &/or averaged means replaced by more computationally expensive but correct

approach, which evaluates MVN density for every observation individually and then averages. - Added
`clustMD`

package to`Suggests:`

. New`MoE_control`

argument`exp.init$clustMD`

governs whether categorical/ordinal covariates are also incorporated into the initialisation

when`isTRUE(exp.init$joint)`

&`clustMD`

is loaded (defaults to`FALSE`

, works with noise). - Added
`drop.break`

arg. to`MoE_control`

for further control over the extra initialisation

step invoked in the presence of expert covariates (see Documentation for details). - Sped-up
`MoE_dens`

for the`EEE`

&`VVV`

models by using already available Cholesky factors. - Other new
`MoE_control`

arguments:`km.args`

specifies`kstarts`

&`kiters`

when`init.z="kmeans"`

.- Consolidated args. related to
`init.z="hc"`

& noise into`hc.args`

&`noise.args`

. `hc.args`

now also passed to call to`mclust`

when`init.z="mclust"`

.`init.crit`

(`"bic"`

/`"icl"`

) controls selection of optimal`mclust`

/`clustMD`

model type to initialise with (if`init.z="mclust"`

or`isTRUE(exp.init$clustMD)`

);

relatedly, initialisation now sped-up when`init.z="mclust"`

.

`ITERS`

replaces`iters`

as the matrix of the number of EM iterations in`MoE_clust`

output:`iters`

now gives this number for the optimal model.`ITERS`

now behaves like`BIC`

/`ICL`

etc. in inheriting the`"MoECriterion"`

class.

`iters`

now filters down to`summary.MoEClust`

and the associated printing function.

`ITERS`

now filters down to`MoE_compare`

and the associated printing function.

- Fixed point-size, transparency, & plotting symbols when
`response.type="uncertainty"`

within`MoE_gpairs`

to better conform to`mclust`

: previously no transparency. `subset`

arg. to`MoE_gpairs`

now allows`data.ind=0`

or`cov.ind=0`

, allowing plotting of

response variables or plotting of the covariates to be suppressed entirely.- Clarified MVN ellipses in
`MoE_gpairs`

plots. `sigs`

arg. to`MoE_dens`

&`MoE_estep`

must now be a variance object, as per`variance`

in the parameters list from`MoE_clust`

&`mclust`

output, the number of clusters`G`

,

variables`d`

&`modelName`

is inferred from this object: the arg.`modelName`

was removed.`MoE_clust`

no longer returns an error if`init.z="mclust"`

when no gating/expert network

covariates are supplied; instead,`init.z="hc"`

is used to better reproduce`mclust`

output.`resid.data`

now returned by`MoE_clust`

as a list, to better conform to`MoE_dens`

.- Renamed functions
`MoE_aitken`

&`MoE_qclass`

to`aitken`

&`quant_clust`

, respectively. - Rows of
`data`

w/ missing values now dropped for gating/expert covariates too (`MoE_clust`

). - Logical covariates in gating/expert networks now coerced to factors.
- Fixed small bug calculating
`linf`

within`aitken`

& the associated stopping criterion. - Final
`linf`

estimate now returned for optimal model when`stopping="aitken"`

& G > 1. - Removed redundant extra M-step after convergence for models without expert covariates.
- Removed redundant & erroneous
`resid`

&`residuals`

args. to`as.Mclust`

&`MoE_gpairs`

. `MoE_plotCrit`

,`MoE_plotGate`

&`MoE_plotLogLik`

now invisibly return revelant quantities.- Corrected degrees of freedom calculation for
`G=0`

models when`noise.init`

is not supplied. - Fixed
`drop_levels`

to handle alphanumeric variable names and ordinal variables. - Fixed
`MoE_compare`

when a mix of models with and without a noise component are supplied. - Fixed
`MoE_compare`

when optimal model has to be re-fit due to mismatched`criterion`

. - Fixed y-axis labelling of
`MoE_Uncertainty`

plots. `print.MoECompare`

now has a`digits`

arg. to control rounding of printed output.- Better handling of tied model-selection criteria values in
`MoE_clust`

&`MoE_compare`

. - Interactions and higher-order terms are now accounted for within
`drop_constants`

. - Replaced certain instances of
`is.list(x)`

with`inherits(x, "list")`

for stricter checking. - Added extra checks for invalid gating &/or expert covariates within
`MoE_clust`

. - Added
`mclust::clustCombi/clustCombiOptim`

examples to`as.Mclust`

documentation. - Added extra precautions for empty clusters: during initialisation & during EM.
- Added utility function
`MoE_news`

for accessing this`NEWS`

file. - Added message if optimum
`G`

is at either end of the range considered. - Tidied indentation/line-breaks for
`cat`

/`message`

/`warning`

calls for printing clarity. - Added line-breaks to
`usage`

sections of multi-argument functions. - Corrected
`MoEClust-package`

help file (formerly just`MoEClust`

). - Many documentation clarifications.

`MoE_control`

gains the`noise.gate`

argument (defaults to`TRUE`

): when`FALSE`

,

the noise component’s mixing proportion isn’t influenced by gating network covariates.`x$parameters$mean`

is now reported as the posterior mean of the fitted values when

there are expert network covariates: when there are no expert covariates, the posterior

mean of the response is reported, as before. This effects the centres of the MVN ellipses

in response vs. response panels of`MoE_gpairs`

plots when there are expert covariates.- New function
`expert_covar`

used to account for variability in the means, in the presence

of expert covariates, in order to modify shape & size of MVN ellipses in visualisations. `MoE_control`

gains the`hcUse`

argument (defaults to`"VARS"`

as per old`mclust`

versions).`MoE_mahala`

gains the`squared`

argument + speedup/matrix-inversion improvements.- Speed-ups, incl. functions from
`matrixStats`

(on which`MoEClust`

already depended). - The
`MoE_gpairs`

argument`addEllipses`

gains the option`"both"`

.

- Fixed bug when
`equalPro=TRUE`

in the presence of a noise component when there are

no gating covariates: now only the mixing proportions of the non-noise components

are constrained to be equal, after accounting for the noise component. `MoE_gpairs`

argument`scatter.type`

gains the options`lm2`

&`ci2`

for further control

over gating covariates. Fixed related bug whereby`lm`

&`ci`

type plots were being

erroneously produced for panels involving pairs of continuous covariates only.- Fixed bugs in
`MoE_mahala`

and in expert network estimation with a noise component. `G=0`

models w/ noise component only can now be fitted without having to supply`noise.init`

.`MoE_compare`

now correctly prints noise information for sub-optimal models.- Slight edit to criterion used when
`stopping="relative"`

: now conforms to`mclust`

. - Added
`check.margin=FALSE`

to calls to`sweep()`

. - Added
`call.=FALSE`

to all`stop()`

messages. - Removed dependency on the
`grid`

library. - Many documentation clarifications.