Multiscale Graph Correlation (MGC)
- Repo Contents
- System Requirements
- Installation Guide
- Instructions for Use
- Matlab code
In modern scientific discovery, it is becoming increasingly critical to uncover whether one property of a dataset is related to another. The
MGC (pronounced magic), or Multiscale Graph Correlation, provides a framework for investigation into the relationships between properties of a dataset and the underlying geometries of the relationships, all while requiring sample sizes feasible in real data scenarios.
- docs: package documentation.
- man: package manual for help in R session.
Runit tests written using the
Rvignettes for R session html help pages.
MGC package requires only a standard computer with enough RAM to support the operations defined by a user. For minimal performance, this will be a computer with about 2 GB of RAM. For optimal performance, we recommend a computer with the following specs:
RAM: 16+ GB
CPU: 4+ cores, 3.3+ GHz/core
The runtimes below are generated using a computer with the recommended specs (16 GB RAM, 4 email@example.com GHz) and internet of speed 25 Mbps.
This package is supported for Linux operating systems. The package has been tested on the following systems:
Linux: Ubuntu 16.04
Before setting up the
MGC package, users should have
R version 3.4.0 or higher, and several packages set up from CRAN.
Installing R version 3.4.2 on Ubuntu 16.04
the latest version of R can be installed by adding the latest repository to
sudo echo "deb http://cran.rstudio.com/bin/linux/ubuntu xenial/" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-key E084DAB9 gpg -a --export E084DAB9 | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install r-base r-base-dev
which should install in about 20 seconds.
Users should install the following packages prior to installing
mgc, from an
install.packages(c('ggplot2', 'reshape2', 'Rmisc', 'devtools', 'testthat', 'knitr', 'rmarkdown', 'latex2exp', 'MASS'))
which will install in about 80 seconds on a recommended machine.
mgc package functions with all packages in their latest versions as they appear on
CRAN on October 15, 2017. Users can check CRAN snapshot for details. The versions of software are, specifically:
ggplot2: 2.2.1 reshape2: 1.4.2 Rmisc: 1.5 devtools: 1.13.3 testthat: 0.2.0 knitr: 1.17 rmarkdown: 1.6 latex2exp: 0.4.0 MASS: 7.3
If you are having an issue that you believe to be tied to software versioning issues, please drop us an Issue.
R session, type:
require(devtools) install_github('neurodata/mgc', build_vignettes=TRUE) # install mgc with the vignettes require(mgc) # source the package now that it is set up vignette("MGC", package="mgc") # view one of the basic vignettes
The package should take approximately 20 seconds to install with vignettes on a recommended computer.
Instructions for Use
Please see the vignettes for help using the package:
vignette("MGC", package="mgc") vignette("Discriminability", package="mgc") vignette("simulations", package="mgc")
Pseudocode for the methods employed in the
mgc package can be found on the arXiv - MGC in Appendix C (starting on page 30).
For citing code or the paper, please use the citations found in citation.bib.