[Biomod-commits] Weight in ensemble forecasting

Wilfried Thuiller wilfried.thuiller at ujf-grenoble.fr
Fri May 11 08:46:34 CEST 2012

Dear Kumar,

> Ensemble.Forecasting. How the software computes ensemble probabilities is not clear in the manual. But somewhere I came across the information that the weights are based on cross validated evaluation score. Since I do not have such score, the function should not work.

No, it works. This is mostly because so few people have independent dataset that by default we wrote that the weights are based on the cross-validation results. Indeed, when you have independent dataset, the weight are calculate based on the scores on the independent evaluation. 
This is something we need to modify in the manual, sorry for the confusion it gave you. 

> Instead, it gives me weight:
> $weights
> PA1   0   0 0.1729 0.2766 0.108    0   0 0.4425   0
> Where are these weights coming from? These numbers do not match with any column in Evaluation.results (after rescaling to make the total =1). 
> https://r-forge.r-project.org/scm/viewvc.php/pkg/R/Ensemble.Forecasting.R?view=markup&root=biomod&pathrev=168 

It depends on the weighting scheme you use (i.e. decay). Please look at the "decay" explanation in the help of Ensemble.Forecasting. 
If you set decay= 'proportional', you should retrieve easily the weights with the evaluation scores (as they are proportional). 

Hope it helps,


> Thanks in advance,
> Kumar
> -- 
> Section of Integrative Biology
> University of Texas at Austin
> Austin, Texas 78712, USA
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