datafsm: Estimating Finite State Machine Models from Data

Our method automatically generates models of dynamic decision-making that both have strong predictive power and are interpretable in human terms. We use an efficient model representation and a genetic algorithm-based estimation process to generate simple deterministic approximations that explain most of the structure of complex stochastic processes. We have applied the software to empirical data, and demonstrated it's ability to recover known data-generating processes by simulating data with agent-based models and correctly deriving the underlying decision models for multiple agent models and degrees of stochasticity.

Version: 0.1.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.1.1), methods, stats
Imports: caret, GA, Rcpp
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: doParallel, testthat, diagram, knitr
Published: 2015-09-08
Author: Nay John J. [cre, aut], Gilligan Jonathan M. [aut]
Maintainer: Nay John J. <john.j.nay at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: yes
Citation: datafsm citation info
CRAN checks: datafsm results


Reference manual: datafsm.pdf
Vignettes: Introduction to datafsm
Package source: datafsm_0.1.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: datafsm_0.1.0.tgz, r-oldrel: datafsm_0.1.0.tgz