BayesSUR

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This repository contains a new and improved R package for high-dimensional multivariate Bayesian variable and covariance selection in linear regression, started as an interface to the Bayesian SSUR C++-only, UNIX-specific, code.

Installation

See the package vignettes BayesSUR.pdf for more information.

install.packages("BayesSUR")

Install the latest development version from GitHub

#install.packages("remotes")
remotes::install_github("mbant/BayesSUR/BayesSUR")

Examples

The BayesSUR model has been extended to include mandatory variables by assigning Gaussian priors as random effects rather than spike-and-slab priors, named as SSUR-MRF with random effects in Zhao et al. 2023. The R code for the simulated data and real data analyses in Zhao et al. 2023 can be found at the GitHub repository BayesSUR-RE.

Here, we show a simulation example to run the BayesSUR mdoel with random effects.

Simulate data

We design a network as the following figure (a) to construct a complex structure between \(20\) response variables and \(300\) predictors. It assumes that the responses are divided into six groups, and the first \(120\) predictors are divided into nine groups.

Figure: True relationships between response variables and predictors. (a) Network structure between \(\mathbf Y\) and \(\mathbf X\). (b) Spare latent indicator variable \(\Gamma\) for the associations between \(\mathbf Y\) and \(\mathbf X\) in the SUR model. Black blocks indicate nonzero coefficients and white blocks indicate zero coefficients. (c) Additional structure in the residual covariance matrix between response variables not explained by \(\mathbf X\mathbf B\). Black blocks indicate correlated residuals of the corresponding response variables and white blocks indicate uncorrelated residuals of the corresponding response variables.


Load the simulation function sim.ssur() as follows.

sim.ssur <- function(n, s, p, t0 = 0, seed = 123, mv = TRUE,
                     t.df = Inf, random.intercept = 0, intercept = TRUE) {
  # set seed to fix coefficients
  set.seed(7193)
  sd_b <- 1
  mu_b <- 1
  b <- matrix(rnorm((p + ifelse(t0 == 0, 1, 0)) * s, mu_b, sd_b), p + ifelse(t0 == 0, 1, 0), s)

  # design groups and pathways of Gamma matrix
  gamma <- matrix(FALSE, p + ifelse(t0 == 0, 1, 0), s)
  if (t0 == 0) gamma[1, ] <- TRUE
  gamma[2:6 - ifelse(t0 == 0, 0, 1), 1:5] <- TRUE
  gamma[11:21 - ifelse(t0 == 0, 0, 1), 6:12] <- TRUE
  gamma[31:51 - ifelse(t0 == 0, 0, 1), 1:5] <- TRUE
  gamma[31:51 - ifelse(t0 == 0, 0, 1), 13:15] <- TRUE
  gamma[52:61 - ifelse(t0 == 0, 0, 1), 1:12] <- TRUE
  gamma[71:91 - ifelse(t0 == 0, 0, 1), 6:15] <- TRUE
  gamma[111:121 - ifelse(t0 == 0, 0, 1), 1:15] <- TRUE
  gamma[122 - ifelse(t0 == 0, 0, 1), 16:18] <- TRUE
  gamma[123 - ifelse(t0 == 0, 0, 1), 19] <- TRUE
  gamma[124 - ifelse(t0 == 0, 0, 1), 20] <- TRUE

  G_kron <- matrix(0, s * p, s * p)
  G_m <- bdiag(matrix(1, ncol = 5, nrow = 5),
               matrix(1, ncol = 7, nrow = 7),
               matrix(1, ncol = 8, nrow = 8))
  G_p <- bdiag(matrix(1, ncol = 5, nrow = 5), diag(3),
               matrix(1, ncol = 11, nrow = 11), diag(9),
               matrix(1, ncol = 21, nrow = 21),
               matrix(1, ncol = 10, nrow = 10), diag(9),
               matrix(1, ncol = 21, nrow = 21), diag(19),
               matrix(1, ncol = 11, nrow = 11), diag(181))
  G_kron <- kronecker(G_m, G_p)

  combn11 <- combn(rep((1:5 - 1) * p, each = length(1:5)) +
                     rep(1:5, times = length(1:5)), 2)
  combn12 <- combn(rep((1:5 - 1) * p, each = length(30:60)) +
                     rep(30:60, times = length(1:5)), 2)
  combn13 <- combn(rep((1:5 - 1) * p, each = length(110:120)) +
                     rep(110:120, times = length(1:5)), 2)
  combn21 <- combn(rep((6:12 - 1) * p, each = length(10:20)) +
                     rep(10:20, times = length(6:12)), 2)
  combn22 <- combn(rep((6:12 - 1) * p, each = length(51:60)) +
                     rep(51:60, times = length(6:12)), 2)
  combn23 <- combn(rep((6:12 - 1) * p, each = length(70:90)) +
                     rep(70:90, times = length(6:12)), 2)
  combn24 <- combn(rep((6:12 - 1) * p, each = length(110:120)) +
                     rep(110:120, times = length(6:12)), 2)
  combn31 <- combn(rep((13:15 - 1) * p, each = length(30:50)) +
                     rep(30:50, times = length(13:15)), 2)
  combn32 <- combn(rep((13:15 - 1) * p, each = length(70:90)) +
                     rep(70:90, times = length(13:15)), 2)
  combn33 <- combn(rep((13:15 - 1) * p, each = length(110:120)) +
                     rep(110:120, times = length(13:15)), 2)
  combn4 <- combn(rep((16:18 - 1) * p, each = length(121)) +
                    rep(121, times = length(16:18)), 2)
  combn5 <- matrix(rep((19 - 1) * p, each = length(122)) +
                     rep(122, times = length(19)), nrow = 1, ncol = 2)
  combn6 <- matrix(rep((20 - 1) * p, each = length(123)) +
                     rep(123, times = length(20)), nrow = 1, ncol = 2)

  combnAll <- rbind(t(combn11), t(combn12), t(combn13),
                    t(combn21), t(combn22), t(combn23), t(combn24),
                    t(combn31), t(combn32), t(combn33),
                    t(combn4), combn5, combn6)

  set.seed(seed + 7284)
  sd_x <- 1
  x <- matrix(rnorm(n * p, 0, sd_x), n, p)

  if (t0 == 0 & intercept) x <- cbind(rep(1, n), x)
  if (!intercept) {
    gamma <- gamma[-1, ]
    b <- b[-1, ]
  }
  xb <- matrix(NA, n, s)
  if (mv) {
    for (i in 1:s) {
      if (sum(gamma[, i]) >= 1) {
        if (sum(gamma[, i]) == 1) {
          xb[, i] <- x[, gamma[, i]] * b[gamma[, i], i]
        } else {
          xb[, i] <- x[, gamma[, i]] %*% b[gamma[, i], i]
        }
      } else {
        xb[, i] <- sapply(1:s, function(i) rep(1, n) * b[1, i])
      }
    }
  } else {
    if (sum(gamma) >= 1) {
      xb <- x[, gamma] %*% b[gamma, ]
    } else {
      xb <- sapply(1:s, function(i) rep(1, n) * b[1, i])
    }
  }

  corr_param <- 0.9
  M <- matrix(corr_param, s, s)
  diag(M) <- rep(1, s)

  ## wanna make it decomposable
  Prime <- list(c(1:(s * .4), (s * .8):s),
                c((s * .4):(s * .6)),
                c((s * .65):(s * .75)),
                c((s * .8):s))
  G <- matrix(0, s, s)
  for (i in 1:length(Prime)) {
    G[Prime[[i]], Prime[[i]]] <- 1
  }

  # check
  dimnames(G) <- list(1:s, 1:s)
  length(gRbase::mcsMAT(G - diag(s))) > 0

  var <- solve(BDgraph::rgwish(n = 1, adj = G, b = 3, D = M))

  # change seeds to add randomness on error
  set.seed(seed + 8493)
  sd_err <- 0.5
  if (is.infinite(t.df)) {
    err <- matrix(rnorm(n * s, 0, sd_err), n, s) %*% chol(as.matrix(var))
  } else {
    err <- matrix(rt(n * s, t.df), n, s) %*% chol(as.matrix(var))
  }

  if (t0 == 0) {
    b.re <- NA
    z <- NA
    y <- xb + err
    if (random.intercept != 0) {
      y <- y + matrix(rnorm(n * s, 0, sqrt(random.intercept)), n, s)
    }

    z <- sample(1:4, n, replace = T, prob = rep(1 / 4, 4))

    return(list(y = y, x = x, b = b, gamma = gamma, z = model.matrix(~ factor(z) + 0)[, ],
                b.re = b.re, Gy = G, mrfG = combnAll))
  } else {
    # add random effects
    z <- t(rmultinom(n, size = 1, prob = c(.1, .2, .3, .4)))
    z <- sample(1:t0, n, replace = T, prob = rep(1 / t0, t0))
    set.seed(1683)
    b.re <- rnorm(t0, 0, 2)
    y <- matrix(b.re[z], nrow = n, ncol = s) + xb + err

    return(list(
      y = y, x = x, b = b, gamma = gamma, z = model.matrix(~ factor(z) + 0)[, ],
      b.re = b.re, Gy = G, mrfG = combnAll
    ))
  }
}

To simulate data with sample size \(n=250\), responsible variables \(s=20\) and covariates \(p=300\), we can specify the corresponding parameters in the function sim.ssur() as follows.

library("BayesSUR")
library("Matrix")
n <- 250
s <- 20
p <- 300
sim1 <- sim.ssur(n, s, p, seed = 1)

To simulate data from \(4\) individual groups with group indicator variables following the defaul multinomial distribution \(multinomial(0.1,0.2,0.3,0.4)\), we can simply add the argument t0 = 4 in the function sim.ssur() as follows.

t0 <- 4
sim2 <- sim.ssur(n, s, p, t0, seed = 1) # learning data
sim2.val <- sim.ssur(n, s, p, t0, seed=101) # validation data

Run BayesSUR model with random effects

According to the guideline of prior specification in Zhao et al. 2023, we first set the following parameters hyperpar and then running the BayesSUR model with random effects via betaPrior = "reGroup" (default betaPrior = "independent" with spike-and-slab priors for all coefficients). For illustration, we run a short MCMC with nIter = 300 and burnin = 100. Note that here the graph used for the Markov random field prior is the true graph from the returned object of the simulation sim2$mrfG.

hyperpar <- list(mrf_d = -2, mrf_e = 1.6, a_w0 = 100, b_w0 = 500, a_w = 15, b_w = 60)
set.seed(1038)
fit2 <- BayesSUR(
  data = cbind(sim2$y, sim2$z, sim2$x),
  Y = 1:s,
  X_0 = s + 1:t0,
  X = s + t0 + 1:p,
  outFilePath = "sim2_mrf_re",
  hyperpar = hyperpar,
  gammaInit = "0",
  betaPrior = "reGroup",
  nIter = 300, burnin = 100,
  covariancePrior = "HIW",
  standardize = F,
  standardize.response = F,
  gammaPrior = "MRF",
  mrfG = sim2$mrfG,
  output_CPO = T
)
## BayesSUR -- Bayesian Seemingly Unrelated Regression Modelling
## Reading input files ... ... successfull!
## Clearing and initialising output files
## Initialising the (SUR) MCMC Chain ...  ...  DONE!
## Drafting the output files with the start of the chain ... DONE!
##
## Starting 2 (parallel) chain(s) for 300 iterations:
## Temperature ladder updated, new temperature ratio : 1.1
##  MCMC ends.   --- Saving results and exiting
## Saved to :   sim2_mrf_re1/data_SSUR_****_out.txt
## Final w : 0.148291
## Final tau : 1.84125    w/ proposal variance: 0.408163
## Final eta : 0.0355005
##   -- Average Omega : 0
## Final temperature ratio : 1.1
##
## DONE, exiting!

Check some summarized information of the results:

summary(fit2)
##
## Call:
##   BayesSUR(data = cbind(sim2$y, sim2$z, sim2$x), ...)
##
## CPOs:
##         Min.      1st Qu.       Median      3rd Qu.         Max.
## 0.0001118321 0.0241323466 0.0349716031 0.0456556652 0.2321280902
##
## Number of selected predictors (mPIP > 0.5): 2843 of 20x300
##
## Top 10 predictors on average mPIP across all responses:
##    X.130     X.54    X.249     X.56     X.77    X.253    X.281     X.80
## 0.720640 0.706705 0.652730 0.650985 0.643780 0.640780 0.639045 0.636565
##    X.260    X.297
## 0.634820 0.629595
##
## Top 10 responses on average mPIP across all predictors:
##       X.8       X.5      X.12       X.6      X.18       X.4      X.14       X.1
## 0.4957363 0.4879933 0.4873303 0.4860670 0.4846080 0.4828333 0.4784240 0.4773090
##      X.19       X.2
## 0.4756350 0.4742257
##
## Expected log pointwise predictive density (elpd) estimates:
##   elpd.LOO = -16437.89,  elpd.WAIC = -16470.16
##
## MCMC specification:
##   iterations = 300,  burn-in = 100,  chains = 2
##   gamma local move sampler: bandit
##   gamma initialisation: 0
##
## Model specification:
##   covariance prior: HIW
##   gamma prior: MRF
##
## Hyper-parameters:
##   a_w   b_w    nu a_tau b_tau a_eta b_eta mrf_d mrf_e  a_w0  b_w0
##  15.0  60.0  22.0   0.1  10.0   0.1   1.0  -2.0   1.6 100.0 500.0

Compute the model performace with respect to variable selection

# compute accuracy, sensitivity, specificity of variable selection
gamma <- getEstimator(fit2)
(accuracy <- sum(data.matrix(gamma > 0.5) == sim2$gamma) / prod(dim(gamma)))
## [1] 0.5358333
(sensitivity <- sum((data.matrix(gamma > 0.5) == 1) & (sim2$gamma == 1)) / sum(sim2$gamma == 1))
## [1] 0.5376623
(specificity <- sum((data.matrix(gamma > 0.5) == 0) & (sim2$gamma == 0)) / sum(sim2$gamma == 0))
## [1] 0.5355641

Compute the model performance with respect to response prediction

# compute RMSE and RMSPE for prediction performance
beta <- getEstimator(fit2, estimator = "beta", Pmax = .5, beta.type = "conditional")
(RMSE <- sqrt(sum((sim2$y - cbind(sim2$z, sim2$x) %*% beta)^2) / prod(dim(sim2$y))))
## [1] 7.025327
(RMSPE <- sqrt(sum((sim2.val$y - cbind(sim2.val$z, sim2.val$x) %*% beta)^2) / prod(dim(sim2.val$y))))
## [1] 8.084381

Compute the model performance with respect to coefficient bias

# compute bias of beta estimates
b <- sim2$b
b[sim2$gamma == 0] <- 0
(beta.l2 <- sqrt(sum((beta[-c(1:4), ] - b)^2) / prod(dim(b))))
## [1] 0.4530592

Compute the model performance with respect to covariance selection

g.re <- getEstimator(fit2, estimator = "Gy")
(g.accuracy <- sum((g.re > 0.5) == sim2$Gy) / prod(dim(g.re)))
## [1] 0.545
(g.sensitivity <- sum(((g.re > 0.5) == sim2$Gy)[sim2$Gy == 1]) / sum(sim2$Gy == 1))
## [1] 0.1287129
(g.specificity <- sum(((g.re > 0.5) == sim2$Gy)[sim2$Gy == 0]) / sum(sim2$Gy == 0))
## [1] 0.969697

References

Zhi Zhao, Marco Banterle, Leonardo Bottolo, Sylvia Richardson, Alex Lewin, Manuela Zucknick (2021). BayesSUR: An R package for high-dimensional multivariate Bayesian variable and covariance selection in linear regression. Journal of Statistical Software, 100(11):1-32. DOI: 10.18637/jss.v100.i11.

Zhi Zhao, Marco Banterle, Alex Lewin, Manuela Zucknick (2023). Multivariate Bayesian structured variable selection for pharmacogenomic studies. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), qlad102. DOI: 10.1093/jrsssc/qlad102.