Finds a permutation of a matrix such that its Frobenius norm with another matrix is minimized.

min_fnorm(A, B = diag(nrow(A)))

## Arguments

A

data matrix we want to permute

B

matrix whose distance with the permuted A we want to minimize. By default, B <- diag(nrow(A)), so the permutation maximizes the trace of A.

## Value

Permuted matrix such that it is the permutation of A closest to B

## Details

Finds the permutation P of A such that ||PA - B|| is minimum in Frobenius norm. Uses the linear-sum assignment problem (LSAP) solver in the package clue. The default B is the identity matrix of same dimension, so that the permutation of A maximizes its trace. This procedure is useful for constructing a confusion matrix when we don't know the true class labels of a predicted class and want to compare to a reference class.

## Examples


set.seed(1)
A <- matrix(sample(1:25, size = 25, rep = FALSE), 5, 5)
min_fnorm(A)
#> $pmat #> [,1] [,2] [,3] [,4] [,5] #> [1,] 25 11 16 9 8 #> [2,] 1 22 19 17 3 #> [3,] 2 5 23 20 24 #> [4,] 4 14 10 15 13 #> [5,] 7 18 6 12 21 #> #>$perm
#> Optimal assignment:
#> 1 => 1, 2 => 4, 3 => 5, 4 => 2, 5 => 3
#>
#> \$ord
#>  1 4 5 2 3
#>