FIX: Error message for sorting with an unknown interest measure.
FIX: abbreviate works now for rules correctly.
is.significant now supports in addition to Fisher’s exact test, the chi-squared test.
arules 1.5-0 (09/23/2016)
IMPORTANT CHANGE: apriori uses now a time limit set in parameter with maxtime. The default is 5 seconds. Running out of time or maxlen results in a warning. The warning for low absolute support was removed.
is.redundant now also marks rules with the same confidence as redundant.
plot for associations and transactions produces now a better error/warning message.
improved argument check for %pin%. Warns now for multiple patterns (was an error) and give an error for empty pattern.
inspect prints now consistently the index of rules/itemsets using brackets and starting from 1.
arules 1.4-2 (08/06/2016)
Bugfix: is.redundant returned !is.redundant (reported by brisbia)
Duplicate items when coercing from list to transactions are now removed with a warning.
arules 1.4-1 (04/10/2016)
added tail method for associations.
added/fixed encoding for read.transactions
Bugfix for interestMeasure. Mutual information is now calculated correctly (reported by ddessommes).
arules 1.4-0 (03/18/2016)
The transaction class lost slot transactionInfo (we use the itemsetInfo slot now). Note that you may have to rebuild some transaction sets if you are using transactionInfo.
Bugfix for combining item matrices with 0 rows (reported by C. Buchta).
Bugfix for itemLabel recoding in is.subset (reported by sjain777).
Bugfix for NAMESPACE export for %in%
is.redundant: fixed and performance improvement.
interestMeasure: performance improvement for “improvement” measure.
sort: speed up sort by always sorting NAs last.
head: added method head for associations for getting the best rules according to an interest measure faster than sorting all the associations first.
Groceries: fixed typo in dataset.
abbreviate is now a S4 generic with S4 methods.
arules 1.3-1 (12/13/2015)
we now require R 3.2.0 so cbind in Matrix works.
is.maximal is now also available for rules.
added is.significant for rules (uses Fishers exact test with correction).
added is.redundant for rules.
added support for multi-level analysis (aggregate).
APparameter: confidence shows now NA for frequent itemsets.
arules 1.3-0 (11/11/2015)
removed deprecated WRITE and SORT functions.
ruleInduction: bug fix for missing confidence values and better checking (by C. Buchta).
subset extraction: added checks, handles now NAs and recycles for logical.
read.transactions gained arguments skip and quote and some defaults for read and write (uses now quotes and no rownames by default) have changed.
itemMatrix: coersion from matrix checks now for 0-1 matrix with a warning.
APRIORI and ECLAT report now absolute minimum support.
APRIORI: out-of-memory while rule building does now result in an error and not a memory fault.
aggregate uses now ‘by’ instead of ‘itemLabels’ to conform to aggregate in base.
arules 1.2-1 (09/20/2015)
Added many new interest measures.
interestMeasure: the formal argument method is now called measure (method is now deprecated).
Added Mushroom dataset.
Moved abbreviate from arulesViz to arules.
fixed undefined behavior for left shift in reclat.c (reported by B. Ripley)
arules 1.2-0 (09/14/2015)
added support for weighted association rule mining (by C. Buchta):
transactions can store weights a column called “weight” in transactionInfo.
support, itemFrequency and itemFrequencyPlot gained a parameter called weighted.
weclat extends eclat with transaction weights.
hits can be used to calculate weights from transact ions.
sort can now sort by several columns (used to break ties) in quality. It also gained an order parameter to return a permutation vector (order) instead.
inspect gained parameters setStart, setEnd, itemSep, ruleSep and linebreak to control output better.
read.transactions now ignores empty items (e.g., caused by trailing commas and leading or trailing white spaces).
labels now returns not a list but consistent labels for objects
(transactions, itemMatrix, rules, itemsets, and tidLists).
tidLists has now an inspect method, gained coercion from “list”, and has now a replacement method for dimnames().
Coercion from itemMatrix to matrix results now in a logical matrix.
fixed as(transactions, “data.frame”). The column names do now have no prefix (except if transactionInfo contains an item called “items”).
transactions has now its own dimnames function which correctly returns transactionID from transactionInfo as rownames.
fixed missing row labels for is.subset().
replacement method for dimnames() checks now dimensions.
item labels are now internally handled as character using stringAsFactor = FALSE in data.frames and not AsIs with I(character).
rules can now have no item in the RHS.
We are transitioning to internally use consistently data.frames with the correct number of rows for quality, itemInfo, transactionInfo and itemsetInfo. These data.frames possibly have 0 columns.
arules uses now testthat (tests are in tests/testthat).
arules 1.1-9 (7/13/2015)
More work on namespace.
arules 1.1-7 (6/29/2015)
itemUnion: fixed bug for large amounts of dense rules.
crossTable gained arguments measure and sort.
Fixed namespace imports for non-base default packages.
arules 1.1-6 (12/07/2014)
dissimilarity method “pearson” is now set to 1 (max) for neg. correlation. Also added phi correlation coefficient.
discretize method “cluster” accepts now … passed on to k-means (e.g., for nstart)
merge for itemMatrix checks now for conformity
as(…, “transactions”): binary attributes are now translated into items only if TRUE.
arules 1.1-5 (8/19/2014)
Import drop0 from Matrix
arules 1.1-4 (7/25/2014)
C code: fixed problem in error message generation in apriori and eclat (this fixes the trio library problem under Windows)
C code: rapriori uses now STRING_ELT to be compatible with TERR (TIBCO)
C code: removed some unused variables.
arules 1.1-3 (6/17/2014)
Fixed dependency on XML and pmml
the interest measure chi-squared does now also report p-values (with significance=TRUE)
interestMeasure calculation checks now better for missing transactions
interestMeasure consistently returns now NA if not defined for a certain rule
arules 1.1-2 (2/21/2014)
discretize gained the parameter ordered.
itemwise set operations itemUnion, itemSetdiff and itemIntersect added.
validObject checks now rules more thoroughly
aggregate removes duplicate items from the lhs
arules 1.1-1 (1/16/2014)
is.superset/is.subset now makes sure that the two arguments conform using recode (number and order of items)
is.superset/is.subset returns now a matrix with appropriate dimnames
bug fix: fixed dimname bug in as(…, “dgCMatrix”) for tidLists
image: labels are now passed on correctly.
tidLists has now c().
arules 1.1-0 (12/10/2013)
bug fix: reuse in now passed on correctly in interestMeasures (bug reported by Ying Leung)
direct coercions from and to dgCMatrix is no longer supported use ngCMatrix instead
coercion from ngCMatrix to itemMatrix and transactions is now possible
C code: fixed misaligned address on 64-bit systems
arules 1.0-15 (9/6/2013)
arules 1.0-14 (5/24/2013)
discretize handles now NAs correctly
bug fix in is.subset
arules 1.0-13 (4/7/2013)
transactions: coercion form data.frame now handles logical automatically.
discretize replaces categorize and offers several additional methods
arules 1.0-12 (11/28/2012)
Added read and write for PMML.
‘WRITE’ is now deprecated, use ‘write’ instead
C code: Added a copy of the C subscript code from R for better performance and compatibility with arulesSequences
arules 1.0-11 (11/19/2012)
Internal Changes for dimnames and subsetting
arules 1.0-9 and 1.0-10 (9/3/2012)
Added PACKAGE argument to C calls.
C code: Added C routine symbols to NAMESPACE for arulesSequence
arules 1.0-8 (8/23/2012)
fixed memory problem in eclat with tidLists=TRUE
is.subset/is.superset can not return a sparse matrix
added support to categorize continuous variables.
arules 1.0-7 (11/4/2011)
minor fixes (removed factor in dimnames for itemMatrix, warning in WRITE)
read.transactions now accepts column names to specify user and item columns (by F. Leisch)