Estimate covariance with the Oracle Approximating Shrinkage algorithm.
X : array-like, shape (n_samples, n_features)
Data from which to compute the covariance estimate.
assume_centered : boolean
If True, data are not centered before computation. Useful to work with data whose mean is significantly equal to zero but is not exactly zero. If False, data are centered before computation.
shrunk_cov : array-like, shape (n_features, n_features)
shrinkage : float
Coefficient in the convex combination used for the computation of the shrunk estimate.
The regularised (shrunk) covariance is:
- (1 - shrinkage)*cov
- shrinkage * mu * np.identity(n_features)
where mu = trace(cov) / n_features
The formula we used to implement the OAS does not correspond to the one given in the article. It has been taken from the MATLAB program available from the author’s webpage (http://tbayes.eecs.umich.edu/yilun/covestimation).