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bn.fit class {bnlearn}  R Documentation 
The bn.fit class structure
Description
The structure of an object of S3 class bn.fit
.
Details
An object of class bn.fit
is a list whose elements correspond to the nodes of the Bayesian
network. If the latter is discrete (i.e. the nodes are multinomial random variables), the object also has
class bn.fit.dnet
; each node has class bn.fit.dnode
and contains the following
elements:

node
: a character string, the label of the node. 
parents
: a vector of character strings, the labels of the parents of the node. 
children
: a vector of character strings, the labels of the children of the node. 
prob
: a (multi)dimensional numeric table, the conditional probability table of the node given its parents.
Nodes encoding ordinal variables (i.e. ordered factors) have class bn.fit.onode
and contain
the same elements as bn.fit.dnode
nodes. Networks containing only ordinal nodes also have class
bn.fit.onet
, while those containing both ordinal and multinomial nodes also have class
bn.fit.donet
.
If on the other hand the network is continuous (i.e. the nodes are Gaussian random variables), the object
also has class bn.fit.gnet
; each node has class bn.fit.gnode
and contains the
following elements:

node
: a character string, the label of the node. 
parents
: a vector of character strings, the labels of the parents of the node. 
children
: a vector of character strings, the labels of the children of the node. 
coefficients
: a numeric vector, the linear regression coefficients of the parents against the node. 
residuals
: a numeric vector, the residuals of the linear regression. 
fitted.values
: a numeric vector, the fitted mean values of the linear regression. 
sd
: a numeric value, the standard deviation of the residuals (i.e. the standard error).
Hybrid (i.e. conditional linear Gaussian) networks also have class bn.fit.gnet
. Gaussian
nodes have class bn.fit.gnode
, discrete nodes have class bn.fit.dnode
and
conditional Gaussian nodes have class bn.fit.cgnode
. Each node contains the following
elements:

node
: a character string, the label of the node. 
parents
: a vector of character strings, the labels of the parents of the node. 
children
: a vector of character strings, the labels of the children of the node. 
dparents
: an integer vector, the indexes of the discrete parents inparents
. 
gparents
: an integer vector, the indexes of the continuous parents inparents
. 
dlevels
: a list containing the levels of the discrete parents inparents
. 
coefficients
: a numeric matrix, the linear regression coefficients of the continuous parents. Each column corresponds to a configuration of the discrete parents. 
residuals
: a numeric vector, the residuals of the linear regression. 
fitted.values
: a numeric vector, the fitted mean values of the linear regression. 
configs
: an integer vector, the indexes of the configurations of the discrete parents. 
sd
: a numeric vector, the standard deviation of the residuals (i.e. the standard error) for each configuration of the discrete parents.
Furthermore, Bayesian network classifiers store the label of the training node in an additional attribute
named training
.
Author(s)
Marco Scutari
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