TY - JOUR
T1 - Cleaning up the record on the maximal information coefficient and equitability
JF - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
JO - Proc Natl Acad Sci USA
SP - E3362
LP - E3363
DO - 10.1073/pnas.1408920111
VL - 111
IS - 33
AU - Reshef, David N.
AU - Reshef, Yakir A.
AU - Mitzenmacher, Michael
AU - Sabeti, Pardis C.
Y1 - 2014/08/19
UR - http://www.pnas.org/content/111/33/E3362.abstract
N2 - Although we appreciate Kinney and Atwal’s interest in equitability and maximal information coefficient (MIC), we believe they misrepresent our work. We highlight a few of our main objections below.Fig. 1. Equitability of MIC and mutual information under a range of noise models. The equitability of MIC and mutual information across a subset of noise models analyzed in refs. 1 and 4. For each noise model, the relationships tested are as in ref. 4. In each plot in A, each shaded region denotes 90% probability intervals based on 500 trials of a given relationship at each of 40 noise levels. In the noise models in A, Nx and Ny represent Gaussians, and X-values are chosen so that the noiseless data points are spaced uniformly along the graph of f(X). The intervals plotted in red for each noise model in A represent the largest range of R2 values that correspond to a single value of the statistic in question. This provides a quantitative measure of the equitability of each statistic (the … ↵2To whom correspondence may be addressed. Email: dnreshef{at}mit.edu or yakirr{at}mit.edu.
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