NMF Package Specific Options


NMF Package Specific Options

nmf.options sets/get single or multiple options, that are specific to the NMF package. It behaves in the same way as options.

nmf.getOption returns the value of a single option, that is specific to the NMF package. It behaves in the same way as getOption.

nmf.resetOptions reset all NMF specific options to their default values.

nmf.printOptions prints all NMF specific options along with their default values, in a relatively compact way.



nmf.getOption(x, default = NULL)

nmf.resetOptions(..., ALL = FALSE)



option specifications. For nmf.options this can be named arguments or a single unnamed argument that is a named list (see options. For nmf.resetOptions, this must be the names of the options to reset. Note that pkgmaker version >= 0.9.1 is required for this to work correctly, when options other than the default ones have been set after the package is loaded.
logical that indicates if options that are not part of the default set of options should be removed. Note that in pkgmaker <= 0.9 this argument is only taken into account when no other argument is present. This is fixed in version 0.9.1.
a character string holding an option name.
if the specified option is not set in the options list, this value is returned. This facilitates retrieving an option and checking whether it is set and setting it separately if not.

Available options

  1. coresDefault number of cores to use to perform parallel NMF computations. Note that this option is effectively used only if the global option 'cores' is not set. Moreover, the number of cores can also be set at runtime, in the call to nmf, via arguments .pbackend or .options (see nmf for more details).

  2. default.algorithmDefault NMF algorithm used by the nmf function when argument method is missing. The value should the key of one of the registered NMF algorithms or a valid specification of an NMF algorithm. See ?nmfAlgorithm.

  3. default.seedDefault seeding method used by the nmf function when argument seed is missing. The value should the key of one of the registered seeding methods or a vallid specification of a seeding method. See ?nmfSeed.

  4. trackToggle default residual tracking. When TRUE, the nmf function compute and store the residual track in the result -- if not otherwise specified in argument .options. Note that tracking may significantly slow down the computations.

  5. track.intervalNumber of iterations between two points in the residual track. This option is relevant only when residual tracking is enabled. See ?nmf.

  6. error.trackthis is a symbolic link to option track for backward compatibility.

  7. pbackendDefault loop/parallel foreach backend used by the nmf function when argument .pbackend is missing. Currently the following values are supported: 'par' for multicore, 'seq' for sequential, NA for standard sapply (i.e. do not use a foreach loop), NULL for using the currently registered foreach backend.

  8. parallel.backendthis is a symbolic link to option pbackend for backward compatibility.

  9. gcInterval/frequency (in number of runs) at which garbage collection is performed.

  10. verboseDefault level of verbosity.

  11. debugToogles debug mode. In this mode the console output may be very -- very -- messy, and is aimed at debugging only.