lingpy.algorithm package¶
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Submodules¶
lingpy.algorithm.clustering module¶
Module provides general clustering functions for LingPy.

lingpy.algorithm.clustering.
best_threshold
(matrix, trange=(0.3, 0.7, 0.05))¶ Calculate the best threshold by maximizing partition density for a given range of thresholds.
Notes
This method makes use of the idea of partition density proposed in
Ahn2010
.

lingpy.algorithm.clustering.
find_threshold
(matrix, thresholds=[0.9, 0.8500000000000001, 0.8, 0.75, 0.7000000000000001, 0.65, 0.6000000000000001, 0.55, 0.5, 0.45, 0.4, 0.35000000000000003, 0.30000000000000004, 0.25, 0.2, 0.15000000000000002, 0.1, 0.05], logs=True)¶ Use a variant of the method by
Apeltsin2011
in order to find an optimal threshold.Parameters: matrix : list
The distance matrix for which the threshold shall be determined.
thresholds : list (default=[i*0.05 for i in range(1,19)[::1])
The range of thresholds that shall be tested.
logs : {bool,builtins.function} (default=True)
If set to True, the logarithm of the score beyond the threshold will be assigned as weight to the graph. If set to c{False} all weights will be set to 1. Use a custom function to define individual ways to calculate the weights.
Returns: threshold : {float,None}
If a float is returned, this is the threshold identified by the method. If None is returned, no threshold could be identified.
Notes
This is a very simple method that may not work well depending on the dataset. So we recommend to use it with great care.

lingpy.algorithm.clustering.
flat_cluster
(method, threshold, matrix, taxa=None, revert=False)¶ Carry out a flat cluster analysis based on linkage algorithms.
Parameters: method : { “upgma”, “single”, “complete”, “ward”}
Select between ‘ugpma’, ‘single’, and ‘complete’. You can also test “ward”, but there’s no guarantee that this is the correct algorithm.
threshold : float
The threshold which terminates the algorithm.
matrix : list
A twodimensional list containing the distances.
taxa : list (default=None)
A list containing the names of the taxa. If the list is left empty, the indices of the taxa will be returned instead of their names.
Returns: clusters : dict
A dictionary with clusterIDs as keys and a list of the taxa corresponding to the respective ID as values.
See also
Examples
The function is automatically imported along with LingPy.
>>> from lingpy import * >>> from lingpy.algorithm import squareform
Create a list of arbitrary taxa.
>>> taxa = ['German','Swedish','Icelandic','English','Dutch']
Create an arbitrary distance matrix.
>>> matrix = squareform([0.5,0.67,0.8,0.2,0.4,0.7,0.6,0.8,0.8,0.3]) >>> matrix [[0.0, 0.5, 0.67, 0.8, 0.2], [0.5, 0.0, 0.4, 0.7, 0.6], [0.67, 0.4, 0.0, 0.8, 0.8], [0.8, 0.7, 0.8, 0.0, 0.3], [0.2, 0.6, 0.8, 0.3, 0.0]]
Carry out the flat cluster analysis.
>>> flat_cluster('upgma',0.6,matrix,taxa) {0: ['German', 'Dutch', 'English'], 1: ['Swedish', 'Icelandic']}

lingpy.algorithm.clustering.
flat_upgma
(threshold, matrix, taxa=None, revert=False)¶ Carry out a flat cluster analysis based on the UPGMA algorithm (
Sokal1958
).Parameters: threshold : float
The threshold which terminates the algorithm.
matrix : list
A twodimensional list containing the distances.
taxa : list (default=None)
A list containing the names of the taxa. If the list is left empty, the indices of the taxa will be returned instead of their names.
Returns: clusters : dict
A dictionary with clusterIDs as keys and a list of the taxa corresponding to the respective ID as values.
See also
Examples
The function is automatically imported along with LingPy.
>>> from lingpy import * >>> from lingpy.algorithm import squareform
Create a list of arbitrary taxa.
>>> taxa = ['German','Swedish','Icelandic','English','Dutch']
Create an arbitrary distance matrix.
>>> matrix = squareform([0.5,0.67,0.8,0.2,0.4,0.7,0.6,0.8,0.8,0.3]) >>> matrix [[0.0, 0.5, 0.67, 0.8, 0.2], [0.5, 0.0, 0.4, 0.7, 0.6], [0.67, 0.4, 0.0, 0.8, 0.8], [0.8, 0.7, 0.8, 0.0, 0.3], [0.2, 0.6, 0.8, 0.3, 0.0]]
Carry out the flat cluster analysis.
>>> flat_upgma(0.6,matrix,taxa) {0: ['German', 'Dutch', 'English'], 1: ['Swedish', 'Icelandic']}

lingpy.algorithm.clustering.
fuzzy
(threshold, matrix, taxa, method='upgma', revert=False)¶ Create fuzzy cluster of a given distance matrix.
Parameters: threshold : float
The threshold that shall be used for the basic clustering of the data.
matrix : list
A twodimensional list containing the distances.
taxa : list
An list containing the names of all taxa corresponding to the distances in the matrix.
method : { “upgma”, “single”, “complete” } (default=”upgma”)
Select the method for the flat cluster analysis.
distances : bool
If set to “False”, only the topology of the tree will be returned.
revert : bool (default=False)
Specify whether a reverted dictionary should be returned.
Returns: cluster : dict
A dictionary with clusterIDs as keys and a list as value, containing the taxa that are assigned to a given clusterID.
See also
Notes
This is a very simple fuzzy clustering algorithm. It basically does nothing else than removing taxa successively from the matrix, flatclustering the remaining taxa with the corresponding threshold, and then returning a combined “consensus” cluster in which taxa may be assigned to multiple clusters.
Examples
The function is automatically imported along with LingPy.
>>> from lingpy import * from lingpy.algorithm import squareform
Create a list of arbitrary taxa.
>>> taxa = ['German','Swedish','Icelandic','English','Dutch']
Create an arbitrary distance matrix.
>>> matrix = squareform([0.5,0.67,0.8,0.2,0.4,0.7,0.6,0.8,0.8,0.3]) >>> matrix [[0.0, 0.5, 0.67, 0.8, 0.2], [0.5, 0.0, 0.4, 0.7, 0.6], [0.67, 0.4, 0.0, 0.8, 0.8], [0.8, 0.7, 0.8, 0.0, 0.3], [0.2, 0.6, 0.8, 0.3, 0.0]]
Carry out the fuzzy flat cluster analysis.
>>> fuzzy(0.5,matrix,taxa) {1: ['Swedish', 'Icelandic'], 2: ['Dutch', 'German'], 3: ['Dutch', 'English']}

lingpy.algorithm.clustering.
link_clustering
(threshold, matrix, taxa, link_threshold=False, revert=False, matrix_type='distances', fuzzy=True)¶ Carry out a link clustering analysis using the method by
Ahn2010
.Parameters: threshold : {float, bool}
The threshold that shall be used for the initial selection of links assigned to the data. If set to c{False}, the weights from the matrix will be used directly.
matrix : list
A twodimensional list containing the distances.
taxa : list
An list containing the names of all taxa corresponding to the distances in the matrix.
link_threshold : float (default=0.5)
The threshold that shall be used for the internal clustering of the data.
matrix_type : {“distances”,”similarities”,”weights”} (default=”distances”)
Specify the type of the matrix. If the matrix contains distance data, it will be adapted to similarity data. If it contains “similarities”, no adaptation is needed. If it contains “weights”, a weighted version of link clustering (see the supplementary in
Ahn2010
for details) ]will be carried out.Returns: cluster : dict
A dictionary with clusterIDs as keys and a list as value, containing the taxa that are assigned to a given clusterID.
See also
Examples
The function is automatically imported along with LingPy.
>>> from lingpy import * >>> from lingpy.algorithm import squareform
Create a list of arbitrary taxa.
>>> taxa = ['German','Swedish','Icelandic','English','Dutch']
Create an arbitrary distance matrix.
>>> matrix = squareform([0.5,0.67,0.8,0.2,0.4,0.7,0.6,0.8,0.8,0.3]) >>> matrix [[0.0, 0.5, 0.67, 0.8, 0.2], [0.5, 0.0, 0.4, 0.7, 0.6], [0.67, 0.4, 0.0, 0.8, 0.8], [0.8, 0.7, 0.8, 0.0, 0.3], [0.2, 0.6, 0.8, 0.3, 0.0]]
Carry out the linkclustering analysis.
>>> link_clustering(0.5,matrix,taxa) {1: ['Dutch', 'English', 'German'], 2: ['Icelandic', 'Swedish']}

lingpy.algorithm.clustering.
matrix2groups
(threshold, matrix, taxa, cluster_method='upgma')¶ Calculate flat cluster of distance matrix.
Parameters: threshold : float
The threshold to be used for the calculation.
matrix : list
The distance matrix to be used.
taxa : list
A list of the taxa in the distance matrix.
cluster_method : {“upgma”, “mcl”, “single”, “complete”} (default=”upgma”)
Returns: groups : dict
A dictionary with the taxa as keys and the group assignment as values.
Notes
This function is important for internal calculations within wordlist. It is not recommended for further use.

lingpy.algorithm.clustering.
matrix2tree
(matrix, taxa, tree_calc='neighbor', distances=True, filename='')¶ Calculate a tree of a given distance matrix.
Parameters: matrix : list
The distance matrix to be used.
taxa : list
A list of the taxa in the distance matrix.
tree_calc : str (default=”neighbor”)
The method for tree calculation that shall be used. Select between:
 “neighbor”: Neighborjoining method (
Saitou1987
)  “upgma” : UPGMA method (
Sokal1958
)
distances : bool (default=True)
If set to c{True}, distances will be included in the treerepresentation.
filename : str (default=’‘)
If a filename is specified, the data will be written to that file.
Returns: tree : ~lingpy.thirdparty.cogent.tree.PhyloNode
A ~lingpy.thirdparty.cogent.tree.PhyloNode object for handling tree files.
 “neighbor”: Neighborjoining method (

lingpy.algorithm.clustering.
mcl
(threshold, matrix, taxa, max_steps=1000, inflation=2, expansion=2, add_self_loops=True, revert=False, logs=True, matrix_type='distances')¶ Carry out a clustering using the MCL algorithm (
Dongen2000
).Parameters: threshold : {float, bool}
The threshold that shall be used for the initial selection of links assigned to the data. If set to c{False}, the weights from the matrix will be used directly.
matrix : list
A twodimensional list containing the distances.
taxa : list
An list containing the names of all taxa corresponding to the distances in the matrix.
max_steps : int (default=1000)
Maximal number of iterations.
inflation : int (default=2)
Inflation parameter for the MCL algorithm.
expansion : int (default=2)
Expansion parameter of the MCL algorithm.
add_self_loops : {True, False, builtins.function} (default=True)
Determine whether selfloops should be added, and if so, how they should be weighted. If a function for the calculation of selfloops is given, it will take the whole column of the matrix for each taxon as input.
logs : { bool, function } (default=True)
If set to c{True}, the logarithm of the score beyond the threshold will be assigned as weight to the graph. If set to c{False} all weights will be set to 1. Use a custom function to define individual ways to calculate the weights.
matrix_type : { “distances”, “similarities” }
Specify the type of the matrix. If the matrix contains distance data, it will be adapted to similarity data. If it contains “similarities”, no adaptation is needed.
Examples
The function is automatically imported along with LingPy.
>>> from lingpy import * >>> from lingpy.algorithm import squareform
Create a list of arbitrary taxa.
>>> taxa = ['German','Swedish','Icelandic','English','Dutch']
Create an arbitrary distance matrix.
>>> matrix = squareform([0.5,0.67,0.8,0.2,0.4,0.7,0.6,0.8,0.8,0.3]) >>> matrix [[0.0, 0.5, 0.67, 0.8, 0.2], [0.5, 0.0, 0.4, 0.7, 0.6], [0.67, 0.4, 0.0, 0.8, 0.8], [0.8, 0.7, 0.8, 0.0, 0.3], [0.2, 0.6, 0.8, 0.3, 0.0]]
Carry out the linkclustering analysis.
>>> mcl(0.5,matrix,taxa) {1: ['German', 'English', 'Dutch'], 2: ['Swedish', 'Icelandic']}

lingpy.algorithm.clustering.
neighbor
(matrix, taxa, distances=True)¶ Function clusters data according to the NeighborJoining algorithm (
Saitou1987
).Parameters: matrix : list
A twodimensional list containing the distances.
taxa : list
An list containing the names of all taxa corresponding to the distances in the matrix.
distances : bool (default=True)
If set to False, only the topology of the tree will be returned.
Returns: newick : str
A string in newickformat which can be further used in biological software packages to view and plot the tree.
See also
Examples
Function is automatically imported when importing lingpy.
>>> from lingpy import * >>> from lingpy.algorithm import squareform
Create an arbitrary list of taxa.
>>> taxa = ['Norwegian','Swedish','Icelandic','Dutch','English']
Create an arbitrary matrix.
>>> matrix = squareform([0.5,0.67,0.8,0.2,0.4,0.7,0.6,0.8,0.8,0.3])
Carry out the cluster analysis.
>>> neighbor(matrix,taxa) '(((Norwegian,(Swedish,Icelandic)),English),Dutch);'

lingpy.algorithm.clustering.
partition_density
(matrix, t)¶ Calculate partition density for a given threshold on a distance matrix.
Notes
See
Ahn2012
for details on the calculation of partition density in a given network.

lingpy.algorithm.clustering.
upgma
(matrix, taxa, distances=True)¶ Carry out a cluster analysis based on the UPGMA algorithm (
Sokal1958
).Parameters: matrix : list
A twodimensional list containing the distances.
taxa : list
An list containing the names of all taxa corresponding to the distances in the matrix.
distances : bool (default=True)
If set to False, only the topology of the tree will be returned.
Returns: newick : str
A string in newickformat which can be further used in biological software packages to view and plot the tree.
See also
Examples
Function is automatically imported when importing lingpy.
>>> from lingpy import * >>> from lingpy.algorithm import squareform
Create an arbitrary list of taxa.
>>> taxa = ['German','Swedish','Icelandic','English','Dutch']
Create an arbitrary matrix.
>>> matrix = squareform([0.5,0.67,0.8,0.2,0.4,0.7,0.6,0.8,0.8,0.3])
Carry out the cluster analysis.
>>> upgma(matrix,taxa,distances=False) '((Swedish,Icelandic),(English,(German,Dutch)));'
lingpy.algorithm.extra module¶
Adapting specific cluster algorithms from scikitlearn to LingPy.

lingpy.algorithm.extra.
affinity_propagation
(threshold, matrix, taxa, revert=False)¶ Compute affinity propagation from the matrix.
Parameters: threshold : float
The threshold for clustering you want to use.
matrix : list
The twodimensional matrix passed as list or array.
taxa : list
The list of taxon names. If set to “False” a fake list of taxon names will be created, giving a positive numerical ID in increasing order for each column in the matrix.
revert : bool
If set to “False”, don’t return taxon names but simply the language identifiers and their labels as a dictionary. Otherwise returns a dictionary with labels as keys and list of taxon names as values.
Returns: clusters : dict
Either a dictionary of taxon identifiers and labels, or a dictionary of labels and taxon names.
Notes
Affinity propagation is a clustering method originally proposed by
Frey2007
.Requires the scikitlearn package, downloadable from http://scikitlearn.org/.

lingpy.algorithm.extra.
dbscan
(threshold, matrix, taxa, revert=False, min_samples=1)¶ Compute DBSCAN cluster analysis.
Parameters: threshold : float
The threshold for clustering you want to use.
matrix : list
The twodimensional matrix passed as list or array.
taxa : list
The list of taxon names. If set to “False” a fake list of taxon names will be created, giving a positive numerical ID in increasing order for each column in the matrix.
revert : bool
If set to “False”, don’t return taxon names but simply the language identifiers and their labels as a dictionary. Otherwise returns a dictionary with labels as keys and list of taxon names as values.
min_samples : int (default=1)
The minimal samples parameter of the DBCSCAN method from the SKLEARN package.
Returns: clusters : dict
Either a dictionary of taxon identifiers and labels, or a dictionary of labels and taxon names.
Notes
This method does not work as expected, probably since it normally requires distances between points as input. We list it only for completeness here, but urge to be careful when using the code and checking properly our implementation in the source code.
Requires the scikitlearn package, downloadable from http://scikitlearn.org/.

lingpy.algorithm.extra.
infomap_clustering
(threshold, matrix, taxa=False, revert=False)¶ Compute the Infomap clustering analysis of the data.
Parameters: threshold : float
The threshold for clustering you want to use.
matrix : list
The twodimensional matrix passed as list or array.
taxa : list
The list of taxon names. If set to “False” a fake list of taxon names will be created, giving a positive numerical ID in increasing order for each column in the matrix.
revert : bool
If set to “False”, don’t return taxon names but simply the language identifiers and their labels as a dictionary. Otherwise returns a dictionary with labels as keys and list of taxon names as values.
Returns: clusters : dict
Either a dictionary of taxon identifiers and labels, or a dictionary of labels and taxon names.
Notes
Infomap clustering is a community detection method originally proposed by
Rosvall2008
.Requires the igraph package is required, downloadable from http://igraph.org/.
Module contents¶
Package for specific algorithms and timeintensive routines.