* Learning to Rank Bagging Workflows with Metalearning* (

**autoBagging**)

A framework for automated machine learning. Concretely, the focus is on the optimisation of bagging workflows. A bagging workflows is composed by three phases: (i) generation: which and how many predictive models to learn; (ii) pruning: after learning a set of models, the worst ones are cut off from the ensemble; and (iii) integration: how the models are combined for predicting a new observation. autoBagging optimises these processes by combining metalearning and a learning to rank approach to learn from metadata. It automatically ranks 63 bagging workflows by exploiting past performance and dataset characterization. A complete description of the method can be found in: Pinto, F., Cerqueira, V., Soares, C., Mendes-Moreira, J. (2017): ‘autoBagging: Learning to Rank Bagging Workflows with Metalearning’ arXiv preprint arXiv:1706.09367.

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**Implementation of Core Data Structures****datastructures**)

Implementation of advanced data structures such as hashmaps, heaps, or queues. Advanced data structures are essential in many computer science and statistics problems, for example graph algorithms or string analysis. The package uses ‘Boost’ and ‘STL’ data types and extends these to R with ‘Rcpp’ modules.

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**Generalized Linear Density Ratio Models****gldrm**)

Fits a generalized linear density ratio model (GLDRM). A GLDRM is a semiparametric generalized linear model. In contrast to a GLM, which assumes a particular exponential family distribution, the GLDRM uses a semiparametric likelihood to estimate the reference distribution. The reference distribution may be any discrete, continuous, or mixed exponential family distribution. The model parameters, which include both the regression coefficients and the cdf of the unspecified reference distribution, are estimated by maximizing a semiparametric likelihood. Regression coefficients are estimated with no loss of efficiency, i.e. the asymptotic variance is the same as if the true exponential family distribution were known.

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**Fast Probabilistic Record Linkage with Missing Data****fastLink**)

Implements a Fellegi-Sunter probabilistic record linkage model that allows for missing data and the inclusion of auxiliary information. This includes functionalities to conduct a merge of two datasets under the Fellegi-Sunter model using the Expectation-Maximization algorithm. In addition, tools for preparing, adjusting, and summarizing data merges are included. The package implements methods described in Enamorado, Fifield, and Imai (2017) ”Using a Probabilistic Model to Assist Merging of Large-scale Administrative Records”, available at <http://…/linkage.html>.

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**Time Series Prediction with PSF and Decomposition Methods (EMD and EEMD)****decomposedPSF**)

Predict future values with hybrid combinations of Pattern Sequence based Forecasting (PSF), Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA), Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD) and Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition (EEMD) methods based hybrid methods.